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ASEF Support to ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016

(in cooperation with the ASEM Education & Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub))

Project Period: Contact: Department: Programme: Theme:
Lieke BOS Education Department ASEF Higher Education Programme (AHEP) Education



Venue:
Several ASEM countries

The development of and access to life-long learning opportunities during the education process are essential at work and all spheres of social life, given the demographic, socio-economic and technological changes across Asia and Europe. The ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016 will bring together researchers, university leaders, government officials, representatives of international organisations, non-governmental organisations and business and industry to discuss lifelong learning issues concerning both Asia and Europe.

 

In 2016, ASEF will support 4 major conferences initiated by the ASEM Education & Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub):

  • ASEM Lifelong Learning Forum
  • ASEM Educational Conference on e-learning (Research Network 1)
  • ASEM Education Conference on TVET and Workplace Learning (Research Network 2)
  • ASEM Education Conference on National Lifelong Learning Strategies (Research Network 4)

 

The key objectives of the ASEM Education Policy Conference Series 2016 are:

  • Supply expert opinions and suggestions to the 6th ASEM Education Ministers’ Meeting (ASEM ME6) which will be held in 2017 in Korea.
  • Strengthen the existing Lifelong Learning network between Asia and Europe and expand it by attracting new members and partners, including from business and industry
  • Create positive synergies with existing ASEF education projects for a wider promotion and outreach

Project Updates

  • More than 70 researchers, policy-makers and academic practitioners from over 18 ASEM partner countries gathered on 8-10 November 2016 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, at the ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub Conference on “Lifelong Learning and Resilience in Disaster Management – Asian and European Perspectives.” Participants explored the ‘burning issues’ relating to education, lifelong learning and disaster management, which were documented as recommendations for researchers, policy-makers and academic practitioners.

     

    The workshops and panels focused on several interrelated sub-topics of disaster management through the lens of lifelong learning, including: risk identification and preparedness; restoring heritage and sustaining cultural integrity; resilient recovery; and risk reduction and prevention. 

     

    All presentations and other resources from the conference are published by the organisers, ASEM LLL Hub (Danish School of Education of Aarhus University), in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Quality, and supported by ASEF. The recommendations from the conference will be tabled at the 6th ASEM Education Ministers' Meeting (ASEM ME6) in 2017 in Korea. 

  • More than 120 researchers, policy-makers and academic practitioners from over 30 ASEM countries gathered on 3-5 October 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark,  at the biannual ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning 2016 on “21st Century Skills”. They were welcomed with opening remarks from Ms Leonie NAGARAJAN, ASEF’s Director of Education.  Ambassador Prof Jørgen Ørstrøm MØLLER, ASEF Governor from Denmark, was one of the keynote speakers. Participants explored the skills needed to thrive in our ever-changing world, and how researchers, policy-makers and academic practitioners can create appropriate lifelong learning opportunities in Asia and Europe.

     

    The Forum’s workshops focused on several sub-themes including: linkages between higher education and sustainable development; the role of educators in the 21st century; the assessment and learning culture; national strategies for future learning; education challenges for e-learning; core competences needed for an unknown future; and, the workplace as a learning space.

     

    All the speeches and presentations at the Forumare published by the organisers, ASEM LLL Hub (Danish School of Education of Aarhus University) in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Quality, and supported by ASEF. The recommendations from the Forum will be tabled at the 6th ASEM Education Ministers' Meeting(ASEM ME6) in 2017 in Korea. 

  • The biannual ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning 2016 on “21st Century Skills” will take place, 3-5 October 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Forum is organised by the ASEM LLL Hub (Danish School of Education of Aarhus University) in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Quality, and supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). 

     

    Researchers, policy-makers and practitioners will discuss contemporary possibilities of developing 21st century skills for lifelong learning, key concepts for policies and practices in Asia and Europe, and the role researchers and policy-makers should play in creating lifelong learning opportunities for all. Along with keynote speeches and parallel workshops the Forum is split up in several sub-themes such as linkages between higher education and sustainable development; the role of educators in the 21st century; the assessment and learning culture; national strategies for future learning; education challenges for e-learning; core competences needed for an unknown future; and the workplace as a learning space.
     

    ASEF has invited Ms Eleni BAMPALETAKI (Greece) and Ms Liudmila MANINA (Russian Federation), participants of the ARC5 Students’ Forum and Mr Myagmardorj BUYANJARGAL (Mongolia) and Mr Joseph Lewis REID (United Kingdom), participants of the 7th Model ASEM to provide a youth perspective at the Forum, and share the policy recommendations and intervention as drafted at their respective conferences. 

  • "Glasgow City Centre" by Tom PARNELL is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/itmpa/

    The Centre for Research & Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) of the University of Glasgow, the Institute of Education of University College London, and the ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub (ASEM LLL Hub) with the support of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will organise a Symposium on “Policies Supporting Adult Education for a Sustainable Life Course: Asian and European perspectives on Education, Work and Citizenship” on 7-8 June 2016 in Glasgow, the United Kingdom.

    This symposium will bring together the ASEM LLL Hub Research Network on “National Lifelong Learning Strategies” and the ASEM LLL Hub Research Network on “Workplace Learning”. The 1st Research Network explores lifelong learning policies and practices in the framework of national socio-economic development, giving particular attention to citizens’ motivation and barriers to continue education and training. The  2nd Research Network focuses on workplaces that exist not simply in companies and public services, but equally across a wide range of organisational and social contexts, such as in the third sector (non-profit-making NGOs, voluntary work, etc.) and in diverse forms of self-employment, including  irregular and precarious conditions. For both, ‘life-work-learning’ interplay between workplaces, institutions, family and community is a key framework for understanding how opportunities for lifelong learning, including professional and personal development at work, are distributed, structured, used and experienced in Asian and European countries.

    The symposium in Glasgow follows the successful LLL conference on Engaging Young People in Lifelong Learning in Asia and Europe by the EU Centre at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in December 2015.