Promoting Co-operative Values in Adult Learning
A seminar to promote the inclusion of co-operative principles and practice within adult community learning programmes in Wales is being held in Cardiff on Saturday 18th November 2017.
Organiser David Smith says, “We need to substantially raise the profile of adult education, and think boldly and radically in a period of substantial flux.”
The word “learning” in the seminar’s title has been chosen in preference to “education” – reflecting that the Welsh word “dysgu” means both to teach and to learn. This emphasises that education should not be viewed merely as something imparted by a teacher to the pupil, but rather as a collaborative and even a co-operative process which helps develop everyone’s knowledge, awareness and skills.
The event will be held at Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative in Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff from 9.30am-4.30pm and is jointly sponsored by Co-ops and Mutuals Wales and Adult Learning Wales – formerly the Workers Education Association or WEA.
Among the participants will be Dr Sue Lyle, Tom O’Kane (Cae Tân, Swansea Community supported Agricultural Project), David Reynolds (Acting Head, Swansea University School of Education) and Toni Schiavone (Vice Chair, Adult Learning Wales). Their task will be to promote discussion amongst the participants in a “Community of Enquiry” approach rather than deliver lectures.
Further information and details about applying for a place at the Seminar can be obtained from David Smith.
Phone: (01633) 266781