Presentations from the conference

Opening speeches

Opening Remarks by Jan Ifversen, Vice-dean for Knowledge Exchange, Aarhus University
Opening Remarks by Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF)
Opening Speech by Ms Chiristine Antorini, Danish Minister of Children and Education
Opening Speech by Kim Kwan-Bok, Korean Deputy Minister of Human Resource Policy

Keynote presentations

Keynote 1: Overlapping Worlds: Asian and European Experiences of Learning and Working
Professor Lynne Chisholm, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Keynote 2: Europe and Asia: Common and Different needs for Professionalisation
in Adult Learning and Education

Professor Ekkehard Nuissl, German Institute for Adult Education

Keynote 3: Bridging Asian and European Ways of Learning in the New Globalisation
Professor Anthony B. L. Cheung, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Public lecture entitled The Complexity of Comparing: Tensions and Dilemmas
Dr. Elizabeth McNess from the Centre for International and Comparative Studies, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK

Seminar presentations

Seminar A:
Supporting Connectivity in Cross-border Vocational Education: the Case of Business Internship Advisors
Professor Annette Ostendorf, Innsbruck University, School of Management, Austria

From Rational Choice to Biographical Negotiation: Challenging Dominant Policy Paradigms through Interdisciplinary LLAKES Research
Professor Karen Evans, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Workplaces as Key Transformative Learning Spaces for Facing Socioeconomic Crisis in Post-Soviet Contexts: The Case of Latvia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Elina Maslo, University of Latvia, Latvia

Seminar B:
Lifelong Learning Strategies and Policies: A Cross-country Analysis
Dr. Min Han, Ministry of Education, China
Dr. Haixia Xu, Ministry of Education, China
Dr. Jian Huang, East China Normal University, China

Strategies and Practice of Lifelong Learning in Latvia and Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Ineta Luka, University of Latvia, Latvia
Professor Sumalee Sungsri
, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand

Challenges in the Development of Strategies for Early School Leavers of Latvia:
Conclusions and Recommendations from Asian-European Perspectives

Professor Zenaida Q. Reyes, Philippine Normal University, Philippines
Professor Irina Maslo
, The University of Latvia, Latvia

Seminar C:
Nordic Exceptionalism

Professor Andy Green, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

Nordic Exceptionalism traced back to the 1930s
Professor Ove Korsgaard, Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark

New Nordic Approach to Lifelong Learning
Assoc. Prof. Søren Ehlers, Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark

Seminar D:
Korean Learning Cities

Min Seung, JUNG, Professor, College of Education, Korea National Open University

EcCoWell-Living and Learning in Sustainable Opportunity Cities

Professor Michael Osborne, The University of Glasgow, UK

The Development of a Network of Learning Cities and a Learning City Index: Rationale and Objectives
Dr. Jin Yang, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Seminar E:
What impact does teacher training have on the students’ performance? The effects of a teacher training programme on the students’ outcome

Professor Bjarne Wahlgren, Director of The Danish National Centre for Competence Development

The validation of competencies as a way of professional professional development of adult educators
Professor Simona Sava, Romanian Institute for Adult Education

The status quo and development trends of continuing education in China — the case of Zhejiang University
Professor Shanan Zhu, Zhejiang University, China

Seminar F:
The Development of Entrepreneurship as a Core Competence in Interdisciplinary Study Environment: First Achievements, Hindrances and Perspectives

Dr. Karine Oganisjana, Dr. habil. Tatjana Koke, Dr. Andra Fernate, University of Latvia, Dr. Saemah Rahman, University Kebangsaan Malaysia in collaboration with Dr. Lena Lindenskov, Aarhus University Denmark and Dr. Lucija Rutka, University of Latvia

A Method of “Guided Autobiography” for Enrichment of Core Competences
Koichi Sasagawa, Professor, Faculty of Lifelong Learning and Career Studies, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan

Senior Citizens as Volunteers: New Resources for exploration of Analytical Competence as Core Competence through Mathematics Learning and Identity
Andra Fernate, University of Latvia, Latvia, Dalia Staniulevičienė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, Lena Lindenskov, Aarhus University, Denmark

Seminar G:
Development, Distribution and Publishing of Cross-media Learning Content for 
Lifelong Learners

Dr. Tsuneo Yamada, Center of ICT and Distance Education, the Open University of Japan (OUJ-CODE)

Professional and Practice Learning Environment
Dr. Mary Thorpe, Professor of Educational Technology, the Open University UK

Sharable Thai OER: Enhancing Learning Unlimited
Dr. Thapanee Thammetar, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Silpakorn University / Director of Thailand Cyber University Project, the Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, Thailand

Seminar H:
Academic Credit Bank System (ACBS)
In-Jong Park, Executive Director, Division of Academic Credit Bank System, NILE

Workplace Learning in Korea
Professor Chan Lee, Department of Agricultural & Vocational Education, Seoul National University

University Lifelong Education
In-Sub Park, Executive Director, Center for Lifelong Education & Skill Formation, NILE

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