The Learning Revolution

Transformation Fund launched

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 14:02

NIACE has issued an invitation to its members and networks to respond to Skills Secretary John Denham's invitation to organisations to bid for a share of £20 million to open up and promote informal learning for adults and young people to make this a ‘summer of learning'.

  • Adult learners vote for family reading

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 17:09
    Quick Reads logo

    101 Ways to get your Child to Read by Patience Thomson has won this year's Quick Reads Learners' Favourite Award, as voted for by adult learners and readers.

  • Adults should 'pay more for learning'

    Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 23:55
    Who should pay for lifelong learning

    When asked about the contribution government, employers and individuals should make towards lifelong learning, adults think that overall, the public subsidy should be lower. This is the headline finding of the NIACE survey - Who should pay for adult learning?

  • Narrowing Participation for Adults

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 17:01
    Narrowing Participation

    This year's Adult Learners' Week survey of adult participation in learning of all kinds shows a sharply widening gap between the educationally privileged and the educationally excluded.

  • Adult Learners' Week - A celebration of learning

    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 17:24
    Adult learner Philippa Forrester supporting Adult Learners' Week

    Adult Learners' Week - 9 - 15 May is approaching and this year it has the backing of radio and television presenter and adult learner, Philippa Forrester

  • Adult Education 'Vital' for All Migrants

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 23:50
    IFLL logo

    New report for the Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning stresses the vital role adult education plays in helping migrants settle into new communities

  • "Don't neglect older workers", NIACE urges

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 16:56
    Alistair Darling

    Responding to the Budget and the announcement of help with jobs and training for people under-25, NIACE is urging the Government not to neglect older workers.

  • Global Action Week for Education

    Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 11:59
    Women reading in Palestine

    NIACE welcomes the Global Action Week for Education as a concerted way to raise awareness of the need for education across the world.

  • Realising The Learning Revolution

    Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 16:36
    DIUS White Paper front cover

    The publication of The Learning Revolution has prompted a widespread and thoughtful debate across the adult learning sector. NIACE will be holding a policy briefing on Tuesday 21 April 2009, in London, to examine how The Learning Revolution will achieve its aims.

  • Adult Learning in a Changing World

    Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 15:30
    Beyond the recession: adult learning in a changing world

    Some of the leading names from across the learning and skills arena are discussing the educational challenges arising from the global economic downturn at today's Adult Learners’ Week Policy Conference - Beyond the Recession: Adult Learning in a Changing World.

  • NIACE Phonics Seminar

    Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 15:10
    Person writing on a pad

    A NIACE seminar looking at the use of phonics in teaching adults found that there is almost no research and little indication of it being used in adult learning.

  • Basic skills courses “not a waste of money”

    Friday, April 3, 2009 - 9:22
    Employees at City Clean learning centre

    Research claiming that ‘adult basic skills training is no boost to economic competitiveness' has been challenged by NIACE who sees these courses as ‘a ladder to opportunity'.

  • Free resources for tutors working with adults

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 14:56
    A group of adults reading

    Free resources for tutors who want to introduce their learners to reading are available through a new website - Reading for Pleasure - launched by NIACE on 1 April 2009.

  • Training A Right to a Voice volunteers

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 10:11
    ESOL Learner and Tutor

    A Right to a Voice - NIACE's campaign to restore English classes for asylum seekers - is moving into the next phase with a training and support session of groups of volunteers, in London on Friday 27 April 2009.

  • A Woman's Place

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 7:43
    Learners at A Woman's Place

    Over the last six months 160 Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Somali women from Tower Hamlets, Newham and Islington have been given access to adult learning through the ground-breaking NIACE project, A Woman's Place.

  • Integrating technology into teaching and learning

    Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 23:55
    Three people around a laptop

    A national event to mark the progress of technology in the delivery of adult education has been organised by NIACE on behalf of LSIS, in Nottingham today.

  • Help people over 50 get online

    Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 0:00
    GMTV's Dr Hilary Jones

    In partnership with GMTV, NIACE is calling on all UK families to encourage everyone over 50 to improve their computer skills and learn how to use the internet.

  • DIUS pledge - more funds for adult basic skills

    Friday, March 20, 2009 - 9:26
    DIUS Logo

    NIACE welcomes the government's pledge to allocate more funding for improving adult basic skills, after publishing an updated strategy - Skills for Life: Changing Lives - on Monday 9 March 2009.