Education for Values - Continuity and Context was the theme of the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education which Professor Laurentiu Soitu organised together with his University colleagues and partners from 25th to 28th in Iasi, Romania, and Chisinau, Moldova. A collection of all papers presented have been made available by now as a substantial e-volume of 700 pages.
Education is a highly personalised yet social phenomenon. Learning spans the lifetime of every individual and the contexts in which learning takes place cannot be separated from the influences of political, social and ever more increasingly economic concerns. The conflation of learning, education, school and college has gone largely unexamined alongside the reductionist idea that ‘being educated’ is good if for no other reason than the financial benefit to the individual of becoming a ‘high earner’.
The UALL Award Scheme celebrates projects, programmes, partnerships, and research that promote lifelong learning in the Higher Education Sector. The UALL Awards has now developed four categories to recognise the wide-range of work across the sector.