Fri 16th Feb, 2018Chancellor’s Hall
10.00am - 4.00pm
Building on the work of Kennedy, Tomlinson and Dearing, David Blunkett’s Preface to The Learning Age was the high water mark of lifelong learning policy in England. 20 years after its publication, this conference reviews the initiatives that flowed from it and asks what prospects now for lifelong learning.
Key note speakers, David Blunkett (via video)John Field, Lorna Unwin, Andy Westwood; Tom Schuller, Leisha Fullick and Alan Tuckett.
10am Welcome – Jackie Dunne, Deputy Vice Chancellor University of Wolverhampton
10.10 Learning Age to the LSC? What worked and what didn’t ? – a video interview with David Blunkett (Alan Tuckett)
10.25 – 11.15 Keynote: Too many bright ideas to make a difference? John Field, Respondents: Lorna Unwin, Andy Westwood.
11.15 – 11.40 coffee
11.40- 12.40 Workshops: Each will reflect on the initiatives promoted in The Learning Age and the roll out of its policy perspectives, and consider their relevance for current lifelong learning policy:
12.40 – 1.120 Lunch
1.20 – 2.20 Workshops:
2.30 – 3.15 Parallel panels:
3.15 – 4.00 Does The Learning Age vision mean anything for today? Tom Schuller, Leisha Fullick,Alan Tuckett – chair: Mary Mahoney
Fee: £100 but limited bursaries available for people who cannot afford the fee.
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