Call for papers/abstracts
Supporting BTEC Students’ Success Symposium | Deadline: 19 February 2018
Brunel University London invites you to submit a proposal to the Supporting BTEC Students’ Success Symposium on 30th April 2018. The symposium welcomes colleagues from universities, colleges and schools to share their approaches to supporting BTEC students’ transition into and through Higher Education (HE).
We are accepting proposals for the following:
- Roundtable discussion: Lead a discussion on the issues around the transition of students with BTEC qualifications. This should provide context for the other talks taking place on the day.
- Presentation: A 20-minute presentation on innovative approaches to supporting BTEC students.
- Lightning talk: A short presentation on a relevant support mechanism or approach.
- Poster: An overview of your work, which includes successes, challenges and next steps.
We particularly encourage proposals that demonstrate a collaborative approach between universities and schools/colleges to supporting the successful transition of BTEC students into HE. Please submit your proposal using the below form.
The deadline for proposals is Monday 19th February 2018.
Times of Transition – The role of University Lifelong Learning (eucen Conference in Bergen) | Deadline: 16 March 2018
EUCEN invites you to submit an abstract on the future role and opportunities of ULLL through the following three main categories:
1. Professional transitions
- Impact of university continuing education on career and educational transitions
- Adult counselling as a useful tool for professional and in life transitions
- Recognition and validation of prior learning
2. Personal transitions
- Identity and personal agency
- Community engagement
- Citizenship education
- Local language education
3. Digital transitions
- The role of the educator
- Engaging lifelong learners online
- Learning online in later life
- Creating digital content
Australian Journal of Adult Learning: Call for Papers for a Special Issue on Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development | 30 April 2018
As part of its campaign for a national lifelong learning policy, the ALA will devote the November issue of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning to this topic. The issue will be edited by guest editors, Mike Osborne (Glasgow University) and Bruce Wilson (RMIT University).
Academics, policy makers and practitioners are invited to contribute articles on these and many other questions which might address the importance of lifelong learning, and its personal and social importance. Contributors might like to consider the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, the Agenda to 2030) when writing their article. Not only do the SDGs include a priority on promoting lifelong learning (in Goal 4, Education), but their achievement in relation to all 17 Goals depends on the effectiveness of lifelong learning in enabling citizens in all countries to understand the context and issues of all Goals, and also to enhance their capacity to act.