Institute of Education


Outcomes and implications of GRALE 3: the third global report on adult education and learning

4:15 pm to 5:45 pm, 14 February 2017

Life Learning: UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics (SCEP)

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Room 790, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

Every three years, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning undertakes a global survey of the state of adult learning Global Report on Adult Learning (GRALE). The third GRALE report was published in late 2016.

As well as covering broad developments in adult learning, the survey had as its principal theme the benefits of learning, focusing on health, employment and community effects.

As the main editor of the survey, Professor Tom Schuller will describe some of the challenges involved in carrying out the survey; present some of its primary conclusions; and reflect on the issues arising.

About the speaker

Professor Tom Schuller is a Visiting Professor at the UCL Institute of Education. From 2008-2010 he directed the independent Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning, sponsored by the UK's National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education. With David Watson he co-authored the Inquiry's main report, 'Learning Through Life'. His latest book, 'The Paula Principle - how and why women work below their level of competence' will be published by Scribe in March 2017.

This Centre for Learning and Life Chances in Knowledge Economies and Societies (LLAKES) seminar is free to attend, but prior registration is helpful. Please register by emailing richard.arnold@ucl.ac.uk.

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