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Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia

Written by Mike Osborne on Jun 21, 2017 07:28 pm

The PASCAL Centre in Africa recently hosted a meeting of the Strengthening the Regional Engagement Role of Universities in Africa and Asia (SRERUAA) project in Cape Town.

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The Israeli Parliament Education Committee: Government must devise a national plan to promote "Learning Cities"

Written by Orna Mager on Jun 20, 2017 04:49 pm

We are pleased to inform you that this week the Education Committee of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, approved the model of the "Learning Cities" as a national program. The committee hosted the Chairman of the Union of Local Authorities, members of the Knesset, government ministries, organizations, students and youth representatives.

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Leading Causes of Global Inequality

Written by Denise Reghenzani-Kearns on Jun 20, 2017 04:44 pm

In a recent "Contact" magazine of The University of Queensland, four leading academics were asked what they believed were causes of global inequality.  The respondents came from the fields of public health, engineering innovation, sustainable management and a life course centre.

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The Getting of Wisdom

Written by Denise Reghenzani-Kearns on Jun 20, 2017 03:40 pm

Recently, an international collaborative exchange "The Getting of Wisdom" was organised by the peak adult and community education bodies of Australia (Adult Learning Australia) and New Zealand (ACE Aotearoa), in partnership with ELOA (Education and Learning by Older Adults) - a research network of ESREA (European Society for Research into the Education of Adults).  The gathering focussed on diverse contexts, social inequalities and empowerment/identity in later life.

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Review of EcCoWell Approach to Learning Cities

Written by Peter Kearns on Jun 19, 2017 03:29 pm

The PASCAL Board has asked Peter Kearns, the founder of the EcCoWell approach to learning city development, to undertake a review of progress in implementing the idea since 1992 and to report to the Board by the end of this year. The summary below provides background on the EcCoWell idea and presents some questions where I would welcome comment.

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Exploring possibilities: Changing lives — ACE News 12 June 2017

Written by Gina Perry on Jun 19, 2017 03:05 pm

See how our conference celebrated the transformative power of lifelong learning through diverse perspectives, research and insights on initiatives that have empowered people and built learning communities.

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Weekly Placemaking Round-Up | June 12 - 18, 2017 - Project for Public Spaces

Written by Mike Osborne on Jun 19, 2017 02:06 pm

Here is the latest issue this new weekly roundup of news, ideas, opportunities, and more - a curated list of content for placemakers by placemakers - from the Project for Public Spaces.

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World Cities Summit Mayors Forum 2017 Post Event Highlights

Written by Mike Osborne on Jun 16, 2017 10:45 am

The World Cities Summit Mayors Forum and Young Leaders Symposium 2017 ended on a high note in May with mayors and city leaders from 55 cities making a Declaration to work towards the shared vision of creating liveable, inclusive, harmonious, resilient, safe and sustainable cities through innovation and collaboration. 

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Invitation to Participate - Global Access to Postsecondary Education (GAPS) Initiative

Written by Florian Kaiser on Jun 15, 2017 10:09 am

The GAPS mission is to build a global, engaged & collaborative access community that will champion post-secondary education for all and transform student opportunity. Our vision is to connect the access community around the world so that the cause of access and student success for those underrepresented at the post-secondary level will gain its voice, momentum and capacity for impact, positively transforming student opportunity at the global and local level. I would like to invite you to participate in our work.

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AAACE 2017 Conference - 31 October to 3 November, Memphis

Written by Lucy Bate on Jun 14, 2017 09:59 am
Start: Oct 31 2017
End: Nov 3 2017
Timezone: US/Central
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
250 N Main St
Memphis
United States

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) are holding their 2017 Annual Conference in Memphis between 31st October and 3rd November.  The title of the conference is: Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Voices.

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