Theme 1: Health

The UNESCO report and recent research on the impact of adult learning across the UK shows an impact in three areas:


    On individuals’ own health and well-being
    On healthier communities, workplaces and families
  •  On savings to public health systems

 

This workshop will look at the latest evidence (from the UK and another European country) and make recommendations for policy-makers and providers

Theme 2: Communities

UNESCO has analysed the impact of adult learning on civic, social and community life.  Adults engaged in learning are more likely to be involved in their communities, volunteer, vote and seek to improve their environment.  There have been a number of research studies in the UK in recent years that support this claims.  But much of the research is at a high-level.  How can practitioners better demonstrate impact? 

 

This workshop will look at the latest evidence and approaches in order to recommend actions for providers and policy-makers.

Theme 3: Work

Learning and Work Institute has carried out extensive research on the impact of adult learning (of all kinds) on the workplace, on employability and productivity.  This is backed up by UNESCO’s Global Report.

 

This workshop will look at the latest evidence from the UK and another European country and make recommendations for policy-makers and providers.

Theme 4: Integrated Area-Based Approaches

UNESCO’ highlights the overlapping benefits of adult learning in terms of our health, our employability, and community involvement.  In order to maximise these benefits, we need to break down policy siloes in order to use adult learning address multiple disadvantage. 

 

Across the UK there have been recent moves towards devolved outcomes-based approaches which aim to integrate services at a local level.  This workshop will look at the latest evidence, case studies and make recommendations for policy-makers and providers.

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