Staff from the Institute of Education at the University of London provided UNICO partners with two weeks of training on lifelong learning in October 2014. For a full programme of the training click here

The training programme aimed to achieve the following:

  • give critical consideration to the emergence of the concept and new directions of lifelong learning and its incorporation into national and trans-national policies for education and professional development;
  • contribute to better understanding of the theoretical and policy implications of lifelong learning in different contexts;
  • stimulate the participants to experiment with and evaluate new  approaches in different learning contexts.
  • relate personal and professional concerns to debates and issues about lifelong learning and language learning
  • encourage the participants to contribute with insight to public discussions about aspects of lifelong learning policies and practices;
  • give the participants  insight into approaches and practices  employed by the IOE academic English Language Centre.
  • contribute to the development of  academic English language skills/academic literacy of the participants;
  • stimulate the participants to raise fundamental questions about context and practices within the field of literacy/language teaching and learning based on contemporary theory and research
  • encourage the participants, as practitioners, to reflect on their teaching and management practices, and to experiment with and evaluate new modes of pedagogy and provision (e.g. in language teaching and learning contexts)
  • encourage the participants to critically evaluate provision and to reflect on your practice as a teacher, teacher educator, manager and/or policy-maker
  • give the participants insight into the changing field of higher and professional education, specifically drawing on issues of Professional development  /Quality assurance in HE






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