Learning from the past to shape the future
Transforming the lives of adult learners and communities
Contributing to social and economic dimensions of public policy
In the presence of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
|Date:||5 Apr 2011|
Woburn House (UUK), 20 Tavistock Square, Near London Euston, WC1H 9HQ
Event fee per person (includes lunch, tea/coffee):
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Adult learning is a broad territory covering formal, non-formal and informal education and training. It spans further and higher education and involves public, private and third-sector providers in communities and workplaces as well as in educational institutions.
For ninety years, NIACE has provided a public space in civil society for everyone concerned with the education and training of adults (as learners, teachers, managers and organisers) to share analysis, to innovate and to translate good practice across boundaries.
At a time of significant reforms to higher education; community-based learning; apprenticeships and general further education, this event provides an opportunity to assess longer-term agendas and the bigger picture.
This event will review how adult learning practitioners in the UK and beyond have worked, and continue to work, not only to transform the lives of learners and communities but also to contribute to a range of social and economic dimensions of public policy.
By reflecting on the wide range of contexts in which adults learn and learnermotivations, this conference will give participants the opportunity to learn from different kinds of experience and expertise and to inspire creative responses to new conditions.
This ‘NIACE at 90' conference will be of particular interest to staff with responsibility for:
• strategic planning
• institutional leadership
• teacher education
09:00 Arrival and registration (tea/coffee available)
10:30 Welcome and introduction from the Chair
Bryn Davies, Principal, Ystrad Mynach College and Chair of NIACE Dysgu Cymru
10:45 Adult Learning: Past, Present and Future
11:05 Reflections from a Board Member of NIACE
Nick Stuart, Chair of the NIACE Company Board
11:20 Thinking Globally about adult learning followed by questions
Sturla Bjerkaker, Secretary General, Norwegian Association for Adult Education
11:40 Acting locally for adult learning followed by questions
Margaret Lloyd Jones, Chair of Federation of Wales Commitee/ Member of NFWI Board of Trustees
12:00 What are the lessons NIACE has learned over 90 years
Alan Tuckett, Chief Executive Officer, NIACE
13:30 The Chair recaps and sets the scene for the afternoon theme outlining NIACE's historic role in
being a space where people in one part of the adult learning territory can learn from the
experiences and understandings of other educators and trainers of adults.
13:45 Inputs from:
The Army: Brigadier David Wilson, Director Educational & Training Services (Army), HQ Land Forces
Colleges: Paul Head, Principal and Chief Executive, The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London
Higher Education: John Storan, Director - Continuum, University of East London
Workplace Learning: Donald Cameron, Membership Development Officer, Learning and Organising Services, Unison
Each input is followed by questions to the speaker
15:45 Closing comments
Dr. Peter Lavender, Deputy Chief Executive, NIACE
16.00 Close of conference (tea/coffee available)
- Dress code: smart day dress/ business suit
- Guests should arrive no later than 9:50am
- There will be No Admittance to the conference after 9:50am.
- Arrival and registration is between 9.00am and 9:50am. There will be no admittance after 9.50am
- The event will end with tea at 4.00pm
- Event fee per person (includes lunch, tea/coffee):
- £60 (NIACE members)
£99 (Non NIACE members)
NB: NIACE does not charge VAT on conference or course fees.
- Only application forms with the payments section completed will be processed.
NB: If you wish us to invoice your employer we require a copy of the Purchase Order before the form is processed.
- Places will be allocated in order of receipt of completed application forms (one form per person)
- Video cameras may be in use at this event. If you do not wish to be photographed or appear on the video outputs please indicate this on the application form and make yourself known at registration
- Participants should be prepared to take their own notes as there will not be handouts for all sessions.
Event: Tuesday 5 April 2011
Closing Date: Thursday 24 March 2011
- Cancellations will only be accepted if received in writing before the closing date and will be subject to an administration fee of £60
- The full fee is payable prior to the event
- Substitutions are to be advised 5 working days prior to the event
- A 10 working days notice period is required for provision of electronic note-takers, sign language interpreters and transcription to Braille
- Places can be reserved online via: www niace.org.uk/events Alternatively completed and signed application forms can be faxed or posted to NIACE by the closing date. Reservations by telephone cannot be accepted
- Application forms are individually acknowledged by e-mail. Joining instructions, including map and directions, will be e-mailed out one week before the event. If you would like to receive your papers by post, please indicate this on your application form.
- If you have not received an e-mail confirming your attendance and joining instructions 4 working days before the event please contact:
NIACE Events Team
Tel: 0116 204 2833
Fax: 0116 254 8368
(For people not using the online reservation system above)