30 janvier 2016

Can students be overconnected?

By Francesco Avvisati. In the pursuit of happiness, Aristotle famously wrote “Meson te kai ariston”: moderation, staying away from both excess and deficiency, is best. The past weeks of holiday celebrations reminded many of us how there could be too much of even the good things in life, e.g. too much eating and too much drinking. More...

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Is the gender gap in higher education widening?

By Dirk Van Damme. One of the most remarkable consequences of the expansion of education in OECD countries over the past decades is the reversal of the gender gap in education. From outright exclusion and discrimination in educational institutions less than a century ago, girls and young women have conquered schools and colleges. In 2013, 55% of all students graduating from a general secondary education programme were girls – ten percentage points higher than in 2000. More...

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Learning cities in China: Hangzhou joins the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Learning cities in China are taking innovative steps to promote sustainable development through learning and education. For example, Hangzhou’s strategy for building a learning city that involves all its citizens is based on a commitment to the ‘3 Ls’ of learning: lifelong, life-wide and life-deep’ (3Ls). In addition, Hangzhou has a ‘6 Ws’-strategy; ‘Who, What, When, Where, Why and Which’. This strategy aims to provide every city resident with whatever information they need, whenever and wherever they need it, for whatever reason, and by all means possible. More...

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Shanghai Forum on Lifelong Learning: Sharing experiences on building exemplary learning cities

The 3rd Shanghai Forum on Lifelong Learning brought together national and international experts to share their experiences and evaluate new approaches to developing and monitoring learning cities. The forum, which was held on 14 and 15 December 2015, was organized by the Shanghai Municipal Institute of Lifelong Education (SMILE), the Shanghai Municipal Government and the National Education Development Research Centre of the Ministry of Education of China. It recognized the remarkable progress that Shanghai has made towards building a learning city. More...

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Cork City celebrates receiving the UNESCO Learning City Award 2015

Cork City received the UNESCO Learning City Award at the 2nd International Conference on Learning Cities, which was held in Mexico City in September 2015. This makes Cork the first city in Ireland to receive the Award. On 17 December 2015, the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Chris O’Leary, held a reception to celebrate this achievement and affirm the city’s continued commitment to lifelong learning. More...

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The 2016 ELINET European Literacy Conference

The 2016 ELINET European Literacy Conference offers participants first-hand access to new research and good practices in all areas of literacy created over the past two years by members of the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET). More than 230 participants, including international experts in different fields of literacy, are taking part in the conference, which runs from 20 to 22 January 2016. The conference has been organized by ELINET. More...

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Brazil’s House of Representatives holds public hearing on the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities


The Education Commission of Brazil’s House of Representatives, in cooperation with the UNESCO Brasilia Office, invited the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) to give a presentation on the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) to Brazil’s House of Representatives. The presentation, which took place on 10 November 2015, was open to the public and was attended by the mayors of Jaboatao dos Guararapes and Contagem. Both of these Brazilian cities are building learning cities and have applied to join the UNESCO GNLC. More...


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International workshop: How Libraries support National Literacy Efforts

When, local time:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 09:30 to Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 18:00
Germany, Hamburg
As part of its efforts to assist countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is convening an international workshop to discuss ways of integrating the literacy work done by public and community library systems into national literacy plans. More...

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GRALE III editorial team meeting

When, local time:
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:30 to Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 18:00
Germany, Hamburg
The editorial Committee for the Third UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III) hosted by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) holds its third meeting in Hamburg. During its meeting, the editorial team will discuss the quality and content of chapters to be included in the publication due to be released in 2016. GRALE III will focus on monitoring the benefits of adult learning and education for health and well-being, community and society, and employment and labor market. More...

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Advocating the right to literacy in Europe

When, local time:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 10:00 to Friday, January 22, 2016 - 18:00
Netherlands, Amsterdam
From 20-22 January 2016, education, literacy and basic skills’ experts from more than twenty-eight European countries and representatives of international agencies will, at a conference in Amsterdam, discuss literacy in Europe. The conference, the last of a series, is organized by the European Literacy Policy Network (ELINET), and will have at its centre the adoption of the Declaration of Literacy Rights of European Citizens. More...

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