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The Adult Learner 2021 – Launch Event

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The 2021 edition of The Adult Learner explores the impact of COVID-19 on adult, community and further education.

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This publication provides a space to reflect on what the COVID-19 crisis has meant to the sector. How has it changed the educational landscape?

How has adult, further and community education responded to the crisis? The launch will feature a number of inputs focused on the theme: COVID-19 and Adult Learning: Where do we go from here? Contributors from this year’s journal will also share some of the key messages from their articles. The audience will be diverse, including learners, academics and policy makers.

  • 2.00pm Welcome and Introductions - Niamh O'Reilly, AONTAS CEO
  • 2.05pm The Adult Learner 2021: Overview of Contributions - Rosemary Moreland, Editor of The Adult Learner journal 2021
  • 2.15pm My Story of Learning During COVID-19 - Adult Learner (TBC)
  • 2.25pm The Adult Learner journal Authors Panel Discussion - Chaired by Niamh O'Reilly, AONTAS CEO (discussion will be focused on key message from each article)
  • 2.45pm COVID-19 and Adult Learning: Where do we go from here? - Speaker TBC
  • 3.05pm Discussion Session, Breakout Groups - COVID-19 and Adult Learning: Where do we go from here?
  • 3.20pm Closing Remarks - Rosemary Moreland, Editor of The Adult Learner journal 2021; Niamh O'Reilly, AONTAS CEO

For more information about The Adult Learner and to access previous editions, click here.

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Organiser AONTAS - The National Adult Learning Organisation

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AONTAS is Ireland’s National Adult Learning Organisation for adult and community education providers and adult learners. It promotes the value and benefits of adult learning, and advocates on behalf of the adult and community education sector. Founded in 1969, it is an independent NGO, with 400 members nationwide. In addition to promoting adult learning in Ireland, AONTAS is the national coordinating body for the European Agenda for Adult Learning, which is aimed at increasing participation in lifelong learning across the EU, enhancing policies and supports for adult learners, and gathering and disseminating best practices.

 

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