Monthly Archives: March 2015

The third SkillsREAL project meeting successfully completed

Group pic_ssWe have just completed the third SkillsREAL project meeting in Tampere, Finland. Six papers/works on-progress were presented and discussed. So, it was a successful meeting! Thank you very much to all partners for your constructive contributions. Researchers from all partner institutes attended the meeting. In the picture (from left to right, front to back): Gunn Vedøy (IRIS, NO), Mary G. Billington (UiS & IRIS, NO), Tarja Tikkanen (HSH, NO),  Pelle Andersson (Linköping University, SE), Egil Gabrielsen (UiS, NO), Stephen Billett (Griffith University, AU), Heikki Silvennoinen (University of Turku, FI), and Paul Erik L. Rosenbaum (HSH, NO). Missing from the picture is Kari Nissinen (University of Jyväskylä, FI), who had to leave after the first day.

All the papers were also presented in the 6th Nordic Conference on Adult Education, which took place immediately after our project meeting, also in Tampere. The presentation titles and links to the abstracts are available under Dissemination on this website.

The 6th Nordic Conference on Adult Education and Learning with several SkillsREAL-presentations

Pic Nordic AE confrThe next Nordic Conference on Adult Education and Learning will be held in Tampere, Finland 25-28 March 2015. The conference theme this time is the planetary condition, described as follows:

“Both the theory and practice of adult education have developed much as a response to societal and economical change in a nation-state context. Currently researchers, practitioners and policy-makers of adult education are witnessing consequences of globalization, not only as increased interaction and mobility across different kinds of borders, but also as financial and economical, social and environmental crises at a global scale. The local challenges of adulthood are increasingly also planetary.”

The theme bears relevace also to the SkillsREAL-project, not least in regards migrants as one of our target groups. We are pleased that several papers in the conference will be presented from the SkillsREAL-project. Abstracts to the papers and more information available on the conference website – link.