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ASEM LLL eNewsletter September 2011

    


 ASEM LLL Hub Chairmanship

ASEM LLL Hub welcomed its new chair, Mr. Claus Holm. He is the former Vice-dean for Communciations at The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.

The ASEM LLL Hub's former Chair, Prof.(hon) Dr.h.c. Arne Carlsen, was appointed as the Director of UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg from 1st June 2011.

The new Chair of the ASEM LLL Hub's Advisory Board is Dr. Piniti Ratananukul, Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand.

The new Co-chair of the Advisory Board is Mr. Dmitrijs Kulss, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

Medals awarded to the founding Chairs of ASEM LLL Hub

Mr. Arne Carlsen (second from the right), former Chair of ASEM LLL Hub and Mr. Joern Skovsgaard (second from the left), former Chair of the ASEM LLL Hub's Advisory Board were awarded medals by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training for their significant contribution to the development of education and training, particularly in lifelong learning, in Vietnam.

ASEM LLL Hub has assisted the government of Vietnam in drafting its national strategy for building a learning society by providing a situation analysis report and in establishing the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning in the country.

 


CURRENT EVENTS

ASEM LLL Research Network 2 (RN2) Workshop 'Organisational cultures – learning cultures', 11-13 July 2011, Innsbruck, Austria

18 researchers from 11 countries including Austria, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Thailand, the UK particiapted in the 3-day workshop. The workshop focused on comparative analysis and interpretation of the RN2 Workplace Learning Survey across 10 ASEM countries in 2010. Network members also presented new research papers related to the overall theme of workplace learning and identified six possible aspects, which will be studied from a comparative perspective. Please see abstracts and speakers' profiles here.

ASEM LLL Research Network Meeting, 8-10 September 2011, Riga

ASEM LLL Research Network 5 (RN5) "Core Competences", which was established in 2008, gathers and consolidates theoretical positions which address various areas of human competence in order to contruct a new model of research on competence. The Network organised a seminar and internal meeting "Theorising and Praticing Core Competences" on 8-10 September 2011 at the University of Latvia.

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

ASEM LLL Research Network 1 Seminar and Meeting, 14-15 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur

Research Network 1 focuses on 'Development of ICT skills, e-learning and the culture of e-learning in Lifelong Learning' (e-ASEM). The network meeting this year is organised and hosted by Malaysia Open University in conjunction with the Interantional Conference on Lifelong Learning. Members of the research network 1 'eASEM' invited by the Network Coordinator, can click here to register for this meeting.

International Conference on Lifelong Learning November 2011 (ICLLL2011), 14-15 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur

Theme: Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning
Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: iclll2011.oum.edu.my


ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning “LEARNING UNLIMITED" during the Danish EU presidency, 29-31 May 2012, Copenhagen

Location
: Department of Education, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. Copenhagen Campus, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen

In 2012 Denmark will hold the EU presidency, ASEM LLL Hub will, on this occassion, organise a Forum entitled "Learning Unlimited" to provide a platform for dialogue between researchers and policy makers, and highlight the Grundtvig tradition and Denmark’s contributions to the Asia-Europe cooperation in lifelong learning. The ASEM LLL Forum 2012 in Copenhagen will be a good opportunity to engage all EU 27 member states and the Asian ASEM countries in the effort to expand the partnership and promote lifelong learning in the two regions.

  • What are the limits to learning? Where do they come from? How to identify them? How to overcome them?
  • What role do researchers and policy makers play in creating lifelong learning opportunities for all in the two regions?

Trans-nationalisation of Educational Policy Making: Implications for Adult and Lifelong Learning, 10-12 February 2012, UK

Theme: Globalization and the trans-nationalization of education policy-making
Venue: School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK
Website: The Inaugural Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education

Globalisation, and the trans-nationalisation of education policy-making which accompanies it, have many implications for policy studies in adult and lifelong learning. As globalisation deepens, so does its impact on national policies and on how educational research is done.

The conference will explore how globalisation affects agency and policy processes and how it affects the conditions or structures under which policy processes occur.


PAST EVENTS

ASEMME3, 9-10 May 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

 

160 senior ministerial officials from 40 ASEM member countries participated in the 3rd ASEM Ministers of Education Meeting. Lifelong Learning is one of the 4 key topics discussed at the Meeting and recommendations by the ASEM LLL Hub were supported by many member countries and reflected in the Chair's conclusions. Conclusions by the Chair: Shaping an ASEM Education Area

Read more www.daad.de/en/16754/


PUBLICATIONS

ASEM LLL Hub Publications

The conference proceedings of "Vietnam Forum on Lifelong Learning: Building a Learning Society" has been published. It contains 36 papers submitted to the Forum by 45 educational specialists and academics from 17 ASEM countries.

Download the pdf version here


 

Two new books on workplace learning

Professor Karen Evans, member of ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2, has jointly authored and edited two new books on workplace learning, offering contrasting insights into learning in, for and through the workplace.

 

 

The first book, The Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning, provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of workplace learning. The authors are theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field, which connects higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. Karen Evans has worked with an international team of editors, Marg Malloch, Len Cairns and Bridget O’Connor, to bring together different views, theoretical dispositions, and incisive analyses. Contributors include Michael Eraut, Yrjo Engestrom, Lorna Unwin, Per-Erik Ellstrom, Tara Fenwick, Martin Mulder, Stephen Billett and many other leading names from the field of workplace learning.

 

 

ForsideomslagThe second book, Improving Literacy at Work, which Karen Evans has co-authored with Alison Wolf, moves from broad overview to a very specific focus. While Improving Literacy at Work builds on detailed research from the UK, the issue is a universal one. The book examines fundamental questions about adult literacy development at work: how do adults’ literacy skills impact on their working lives, and on the enterprises where they work?; how can we develop these essential skills in the workforce?; when and how can literacy support at work change individuals’ work practices and engagement with further learning?

Both The Sage Handbook and Improving Literacy at Work speak to managers and trainers in industry, trade unions and professional associations as well as researchers and lecturers in higher, adult and further education and all those interested in the fundamental changes that are taking place in workplace learning.


Forthcoming Book: Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

The second edition of the International Handbook of Lifelong Learning is extensive, innovative, and international in scope, remit and vision, inviting its readers to engage in a critical re-appraisal of the theme of “lifelong learning”.

Professor Karen Evans, member of ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2, is the editor of Section II The Policy Challenge. Professor (Hon.) Arne Carlsen, the former Chair of ASEM LLL Hub, wrote the foreword.

ASEM LLL Hub researchers' contributions:
- Liquidation of Labour Markets and Adult Education in China by Professor Atsushi Makino, ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 4, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo

  • Substantially revised and updated edition of International Handbook of Lifelong Learning
  • Most comprehensive survey, analysis, exploration and development of problems, themes and issues in the field of lifelong learning
  • State of the art contributions from a wide range of international contributors from an extensive number of countries
  • Lifelong learning policies, programs and practices are being conceived, articulated, implemented and assessed

Parental support initiatives improve literacy of children according to new study

A new study produced for the European Commission by independent experts concludes that involving families in literacy programmes is essential to increase the literacy levels of children and adults. The report provides an overview of research and evaluates strategies, policies and initiatives in the field of family literacy, in particular those targeting disadvantaged families. It highlights good practice through case studies of unique and successful initiatives throughout Europe.

Read more


SCHOLARSHIPS

The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management programme (MALLL) invites applications from arround the world. Substantial Erasmus Mundus scholarships are offered on a competitive basis to eligible applicants. Please visit the website for details on different scholarship categories.

www.lifelonglearningmasters.org

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Education and Learning (FiDPEL) is seeking candidates for 10 doctoral student positions. The call for applications is open from August 22nd to October 7th, 2011.

The doctoral programme is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Academy of Finland. The duration of the doctoral programme is four years, starting from January 1st, 2012. Click here to read more.

 

     


 ASEM LLL Hub Chairmanship

ASEM LLL Hub welcomed its new chair, Mr. Claus Holm. He is the former Vice-dean for Communciations at The Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.

The ASEM LLL Hub's former Chair, Prof.(hon) Dr.h.c. Arne Carlsen, was appointed as the Director of UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg from 1st June 2011.

The new Chair of the ASEM LLL Hub's Advisory Board is Dr. Piniti Ratananukul, Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand.

The new Co-chair of the Advisory Board is Mr. Dmitrijs Kulss, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia.

Medals awarded to the founding Chairs of ASEM LLL Hub

Mr. Arne Carlsen (second from the right), former Chair of ASEM LLL Hub and Mr. Joern Skovsgaard (second from the left), former Chair of the ASEM LLL Hub's Advisory Board were awarded medals by the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training for their significant contribution to the development of education and training, particularly in lifelong learning, in Vietnam.

ASEM LLL Hub has assisted the government of Vietnam in drafting its national strategy for building a learning society by providing a situation analysis report and in establishing the SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning in the country.

 


CURRENT EVENTS

ASEM LLL Research Network 2 (RN2) Workshop 'Organisational cultures – learning cultures', 11-13 July 2011, Innsbruck, Austria

18 researchers from 11 countries including Austria, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Thailand, the UK particiapted in the 3-day workshop. The workshop focused on comparative analysis and interpretation of the RN2 Workplace Learning Survey across 10 ASEM countries in 2010. Network members also presented new research papers related to the overall theme of workplace learning and identified six possible aspects, which will be studied from a comparative perspective. Please see abstracts and speakers' profiles here.

ASEM LLL Research Network Meeting, 8-10 September 2011, Riga

ASEM LLL Research Network 5 (RN5) "Core Competences", which was established in 2008, gathers and consolidates theoretical positions which address various areas of human competence in order to contruct a new model of research on competence. The Network organised a seminar and internal meeting "Theorising and Praticing Core Competences" on 8-10 September 2011 at the University of Latvia.

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ASEM LLL Research Network 1 Seminar and Meeting, 14-15 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur

Research Network 1 focuses on 'Development of ICT skills, e-learning and the culture of e-learning in Lifelong Learning' (e-ASEM). The network meeting this year is organised and hosted by Malaysia Open University in conjunction with the Interantional Conference on Lifelong Learning. Members of the research network 1 'eASEM' invited by the Network Coordinator, can click here to register for this meeting.

International Conference on Lifelong Learning November 2011 (ICLLL2011), 14-15 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur

Theme: Transforming Nations through Enculturation of Lifelong Learning
Venue: Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Website: iclll2011.oum.edu.my


ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning “LEARNING UNLIMITED" during the Danish EU presidency, 29-31 May 2012, Copenhagen

Location
: Department of Education, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. Copenhagen Campus, Tuborgvej 164, 2400 Copenhagen

In 2012 Denmark will hold the EU presidency, ASEM LLL Hub will, on this occassion, organise a Forum entitled "Learning Unlimited" to provide a platform for dialogue between researchers and policy makers, and highlight the Grundtvig tradition and Denmark’s contributions to the Asia-Europe cooperation in lifelong learning. The ASEM LLL Forum 2012 in Copenhagen will be a good opportunity to engage all EU 27 member states and the Asian ASEM countries in the effort to expand the partnership and promote lifelong learning in the two regions.

  • What are the limits to learning? Where do they come from? How to identify them? How to overcome them?
  • What role do researchers and policy makers play in creating lifelong learning opportunities for all in the two regions?

Trans-nationalisation of Educational Policy Making: Implications for Adult and Lifelong Learning, 10-12 February 2012, UK

Theme: Globalization and the trans-nationalization of education policy-making
Venue: School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham UK
Website: The Inaugural Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education

Globalisation, and the trans-nationalisation of education policy-making which accompanies it, have many implications for policy studies in adult and lifelong learning. As globalisation deepens, so does its impact on national policies and on how educational research is done.

The conference will explore how globalisation affects agency and policy processes and how it affects the conditions or structures under which policy processes occur.


PAST EVENTS

ASEMME3, 9-10 May 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark

160 senior ministerial officials from 40 ASEM member countries participated in the 3rd ASEM Ministers of Education Meeting. Lifelong Learning is one of the 4 key topics discussed at the Meeting and recommendations by the ASEM LLL Hub were supported by many member countries and reflected in the Chair's conclusions. Conclusions by the Chair: Shaping an ASEM Education Area

Read more www.daad.de/en/16754/


PUBLICATIONS

ASEM LLL Hub Publications

The conference proceedings of "Vietnam Forum on Lifelong Learning: Building a Learning Society" has been published. It contains 36 papers submitted to the Forum by 45 educational specialists and academics from 17 ASEM countries.

Download the pdf version here




Two new books on workplace learning

Professor Karen Evans, member of ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2, has jointly authored and edited two new books on workplace learning, offering contrasting insights into learning in, for and through the workplace.

The first book, The Sage Handbook of Workplace Learning, provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of workplace learning. The authors are theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field, which connects higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. Karen Evans has worked with an international team of editors, Marg Malloch, Len Cairns and Bridget O’Connor, to bring together different views, theoretical dispositions, and incisive analyses. Contributors include Michael Eraut, Yrjo Engestrom, Lorna Unwin, Per-Erik Ellstrom, Tara Fenwick, Martin Mulder, Stephen Billett and many other leading names from the field of workplace learning.

 

 

ForsideomslagThe second book, Improving Literacy at Work, which Karen Evans has co-authored with Alison Wolf, moves from broad overview to a very specific focus. While Improving Literacy at Work builds on detailed research from the UK, the issue is a universal one. The book examines fundamental questions about adult literacy development at work: how do adults’ literacy skills impact on their working lives, and on the enterprises where they work?; how can we develop these essential skills in the workforce?; when and how can literacy support at work change individuals’ work practices and engagement with further learning?

Both The Sage Handbook and Improving Literacy at Work speak to managers and trainers in industry, trade unions and professional associations as well as researchers and lecturers in higher, adult and further education and all those interested in the fundamental changes that are taking place in workplace learning.


Forthcoming Book: Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning

The second edition of the International Handbook of Lifelong Learning is extensive, innovative, and international in scope, remit and vision, inviting its readers to engage in a critical re-appraisal of the theme of “lifelong learning”.

Professor Karen Evans, member of ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2, is the editor of Section II The Policy Challenge. Professor (Hon.) Arne Carlsen, the former Chair of ASEM LLL Hub, wrote the foreword.

ASEM LLL Hub researchers' contributions:
- Liquidation of Labour Markets and Adult Education in China by Professor Atsushi Makino, ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 4, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo
- Higher Education and Lifelong Learning: Renewing the Educational and Social Mission of Universities in Europe by Professor Lynne Chisholm, ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2, University of Innsbruck.

  • Substantially revised and updated edition of International Handbook of Lifelong Learning
  • Most comprehensive survey, analysis, exploration and development of problems, themes and issues in the field of lifelong learning
  • State of the art contributions from a wide range of international contributors from an extensive number of countries
  • Lifelong learning policies, programs and practices are being conceived, articulated, implemented and assessed

Parental support initiatives improve literacy of children according to new study

A new study produced for the European Commission by independent experts concludes that involving families in literacy programmes is essential to increase the literacy levels of children and adults. The report provides an overview of research and evaluates strategies, policies and initiatives in the field of family literacy, in particular those targeting disadvantaged families. It highlights good practice through case studies of unique and successful initiatives throughout Europe.

Read more


SCHOLARSHIPS

The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management programme (MALLL) invites applications from arround the world. Substantial Erasmus Mundus scholarships are offered on a competitive basis to eligible applicants. Please visit the website for details on different scholarship categories.

www.lifelonglearningmasters.org

The Finnish Doctoral Programme in Education and Learning (FiDPEL) is seeking candidates for 10 doctoral student positions. The call for applications is open from August 22nd to October 7th, 2011.

The doctoral programme is financed by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and the Academy of Finland. The duration of the doctoral programme is four years, starting from January 1st, 2012. Click here to read more.