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Creating dialogue between researchers and educational policy makers

The ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) is an official network for university cooperation in Lifelong Learning Research between Asia and Europe.
The ASEM LLL Hub's operation is a part of the ASEM education process and it is a strong partner of the Asia Europe Foundation. The Hub brings together more than 100 researchers in its 5 research networks, senior representatives of 36 universities in its University Council and Senior Officials from 25 ministries of education and five flagship international organisations. Read more

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1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN AND ASIAN RESEARCHERS AND EDUCATORS ON LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub), Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark and the Philippine Normal University (PNU), invite you to submit your abstracts for paper presentations to the 1st International Conference of European and Asian Researchers and Educators on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development (I-CEARE 2017).

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Workplaces as Learning Spaces –conceptual and empirical insights

The Research Network on Workplace Learning (RN2) has directed its attention to the task of decoding working places in Asia and Europe as lifelong learning spaces. Workplaces encompass not just companies and public services, but also a wide range of organisational and social contexts, including non-profit--making NGOs and voluntary work, as well as diverse forms of self-employment, sometimes under irregular and precarious conditions. They offer very different kinds of learning opportunities: some are learning-conducive, others are less so; some provide structured work -related education and training for employees, whereas in others, learning is integrated into the flow of working processes. Learning spaces are constructed through the interplay of workplace structures and practices with formal, non -formal and informal learning. They provide a framework for understanding how opportunities for lifelong learning, including professional and personal development at work, are distributed, structured, experienced and used. Through exchange of information, workshop discussions and joint studies of how workplace learning is provided, practised and understood in Asian and European countries, RN2 is building up a shared body of knowledge that is empirically based, contextualised and theoretically informed.

ASEM desktop study on the role higher education can play in sustainable development through the development of lifelong learning skills

The ASEM Desktop Study was commissioned by the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) and was conducted by Danish Clearinghouse for Educa-tional Research. The aim of this ASEM Desktop Study was to find relevant research literature about the role higher education plays in relation to lifelong learning and sustainable development in Asia. In a later report, the intention is to perform a comparative analysis of how selected countries in Asia and Europe work to promote lifelong learning in relation to ESD.

ASEM FORUM on Lifelong Learning 2016: 21st Century Skills

The ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning gave a fresh contribution to the discussion about how to define 21st century competencies. On the basis of this Forum, the ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat has made the following recommendations: 21st century competencies should enable us to master interdisciplinary approaches for creative problem solving in specific contexts. Success thus requires respect for learning cultures. Across the ASEM countries and across different learning cultures, there appears to be an established consensus on the need for investment in ICT pedagogy, on what is adult educators core competencies, and on a concerted effort to identify which competencies future lifelong learner must be able to acquire by using digital technologies.

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POLICY BRIEFS

A new Policy Brief is ready is out:

The objective with Policy Briefs is to deliver research-informed analysis and recommendations on new policies for the benefit of ASEM members, governments and stakeholders. Policy Briefs are designed by the ASEM LLL Hub members on the basis of their research and based on national or international policies in lifelong learning.

ASEMAGAZINE NO. 7

The seventh issue of the ASEMagazine for Lifelong Learning focuses on lifelong learning and young people's engagement. Click on the cover on the left to read articles, such as "Optimistic expectations", “Big trouble with smooth transitions" and Active ageing, active learning. Read more

MOOCS AND EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES AROUND ASIA AND EUROPE

Members of ASEM LLL Hub RN1 have published the the above book on MOOCs.

Authors: Bowon Kim (ed.); Wang Ying; Karanam Pushpanadham; Tsuneo Yamada; Taerim Lee; Mansor Fadzil; Latifah Abdol Latif; Tengku Amina Munira; Norazah Nordin; Mohamed Amin Embi; Helmi Norman; Juvy Lizette M. Gervacio; Jaitip Nasongkhla; Thapanee Thammetar; Shu-Hsiang (Ava) Chen; Mie Buhl; Lars Birch Andreasen; Henrik Jensen Mondrup; Rita Birzina; Alena Ilavska–Pistovcakova; Inés Gil-Jaurena

KNOU (Korea National Open University) Press, 2015.

SUPPORTING THE ENGAGEMENT AND REINTEGRATION OF 18-24 YEAR OLD EARLY SCHOOL-LEAVERS IN LIFELONG LEARNING: EVIDENCES FOR TARGETED COMPENSATORY AND PREVENTIVE STRATEGY IN EDUCATION

Members of ASEM LLL Hub RN4 have published the the above report on early school leavers. The report is free for download here.

Authors: Maslo, Irina (Latvia); J. Fernández Gonzalez, Manuel (Latvia)

Contributors: Surikova, Svetlana (Latvia); Pigozne, Tamara (Latvia); Reyes, Zenaida Q. (Philippines); Zuzeviciute, Vaiva (Lithuanaia); Reddy, Dinarayana (India); Uma Devi, Uma D. (India)

FINAL REPORT FROM THE ASEM LLL HUB MEETING - SELF-LEARNING IN A DIGITAL ERA
- NEW DELHI, INDIA, 2-4 NOVEMBER 2015

The Final Report from the ASEM LLL Hub meeting - Self-learning in a Digital Era is now ready for download. Below you will find the link to the events' webpage that also contains all of the presentations, photos, summaries, etc. Please see more here.

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY "WORKING PLACES AS LEARNING SPACES: CONTEXTUALISING LIFELONG LEARNING IN ASIA AND EUROPE"

This annotated bibliography has been developed for the second comparative study of the ASEM LLL Hub Research Network 2: “Working places as learning spaces: contextualizing lifelong learning in Asia and Europe”. The study will focus on how employees in selected occupations understand and use their working environments as contexts and opportunities for learning in, at and through work in Asia and Europe – that is, learning that takes place as an integrated dimension of everyday working life. Researchers from 13 different countries in Asia and Europe and with different disciplinary backgrounds are currently working together on contextualizing lifelong learning. Read more here.

FOLLOW-UP OF ASEM FORUM ON LIFELONG LEARNING, BALI, INDONESIA: RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ASEM LLL HUB

The ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning gave a fresh impetus for renewing the agenda for lifelong learning. On the basis of this Forum, the ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat has made the following recommendations: states that want to get on the developmental ladder must invest in education, while maintaining a healthy scepticism with regard to the hype surrounding ICT-driven educational strategies and focusing instead on creating a resilient culture of lifelong learning by having a clear focus on formative and more process-oriented assessment. Read more here.

ASEMAGAZINE NO. 6

The sixth issue of the ASEMagazine for Lifelong Learning focuses on lifelong learning and the new agenda. Click on the cover on the left to read articles, such as “Getting to be Denmark? Get the recipe here!”, “Teachers are more innovative than policy promotes” and “To stay successful Singapore needs a new culture of lifelong learning”. Read more

ASEMAGAZINE NO 5.

This issue of the ASEMagazine for Lifelong Learning focuses on lifelong learning and the digital revolution. Click on the cover on the left to read articles, such as “Will Asia become a world leader in the use of learning technologies?", “Can the Confucian learner become a lifelong learner?” and “MOOCs are a revolution for higher education in India”. Read more

Claus Holm
Chair of ASEM LLL Hub

'Hardly ever before has the demand for educational solutions been so big. At the beginning of the 21st century there is a global demand for research-based recommendations for lifelong learning strategies. The expectations are high, if not enormous. The strategies are expected to contribute to a win-win-situation, i.e. they should solve both humanistic and economic problems for all and at the same time. This is a challenge, which we have to work together to solve'.

Contact us

Anders Martinsen
Head of the ASEM LLL Hub Secretariat
Danish School of Education
Aarhus University
Tuborgvej 164
2400 Copenhagen NV
Denmark

T: +45 2630 6685
E: asemLLL@edu.au.dk
W: www.asemlllhub.org

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