Virtual Seminar on “The role and impact of adult education” starts on 25 February

On 25 February 2019 the International Council for Adult Education International will start a virtual seminar on “The role and impact of adult education” in cooperation with DVV. The seminar is free of charge and runs via email. It will be complemented by two webinars.

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On 25 February 2019 the International Council for Adult Education will start a virtual seminar on “The role and impact of adult education” in cooperation with DVV International. The seminar is free of charge and runs via email. It will be complemented by two webinars.

Following each issue of DVV International’s journal Adult Education and Development, the International Council for Adult Education offers an opportunity for a discussion of the topics raised in the print issue in a virtual seminar. The virtual seminar aims at promoting a debate and dialogue on selected articles from the journal in order to delve deeper and broaden the analysis. It offers the opportunity to share concepts, experiences and methods from different regions and contexts, and to inspire new initiatives.

The virtual seminar will start on 25 February and will last for approximately four weeks. The following articles from issue 85 of Adult Education and Development will be the starting point of the seminar:

How adult education can save your life
Henrique Lopes, Portugal

The keys to a peaceful and prosperous Africa
Samuel Asnake Wollie, Ethiopia

Impact beyond the tests: adult education that makes a real difference

Chanell Butler-Morello, USA

The challenges regarding data production
César Guadalupe, Peru

The seminar is free of charge and open to anyone. Registration is possible at any time via policy@icae.global. The articles and comments of the virtual seminar will be sent to the participants in a series of emails. Contributions and comments (not longer than 500 words) can be sent in French or Spanish as well and will then be translated into English. All articles can also be commented on the virtual seminar website http://virtualseminar.icae.global.

In addition to the email seminar, two webinars with selected authors will be offered:


- Webinar about “How adult education can save your life” with Henrique Lopes, professor of Public Health at the Portuguese Catholic University and Leona M. English, professor of Adult Education at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada and author of the book “Adult Education and Health”

The webinar will take place on 7 March 2019, from 14:00 to 15:00 (CET/UCT+1)
Register here (Registration is open until 6 March)

- Webinar about “The keys to a peaceful and prosperous Africa” with Samuel Asnake Wollie, Chief Education Programmes Coordinator at the UNESCO Liaison Office Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Shirley Walters, Professor Emerita, University of the Western Cape, South Africa and ICAE Vice President Africa

The webinar will take place on 14 March 2019, from 12:00 to 13:00 (CET/UCT+1)
Register here (Registration is open until 13 March)

The webinars run on the platform zoom.us, which you can access through a normal web browser, or through the zoom.us app. Technical support is available if you need it.

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