Regional Colloquia 2015
in Lifelong Lifewide Learner Journeys
“Ol’ man river, dat ol’ man river,
He must know sumpin’, but don’t say nothin’
He just keeps rollin’,
He keeps on rollin’ along.”
(Oscar Hamerstein II, librettist, 1895 – 1960)
RaPAL Annual Conference Friday, 19th June 2015
held as regional colloquium at hubs across the UK
RaPAL represents practitioners, learners and researchers in the field of adult literacies in the UK, Ireland and around the world. Our next conference will be held as regional colloquia from 10:00 to 12:30 in Glasgow, Merseyside, Cardiff and London. Refreshments and networking will be from 09:30 to 10:00 and 12:30 to 13:00 and our AGM held 13:00 to 14:00. We are working towards limited virtual participation for those unable to attend a hub. There is a Google Plus page of activities from the morning.
Ticketing at £12, and members’ rsvp, is now closed. Participation was heavily subsidised, including refreshments, to support practitioners and other stakeholders to participate. Members free. We look forward to seeing you there.
River of Life synonyms: waterway, beck, branch, brook, course, creek, delta, estuary, headwater, mouth, rill, riverine, rivulet, run, runnel, source, stream, tributary, watercourse, waterfall
The regional colloquium hub nature of the 2015 conference provides a wonderful opportunity to focus on our broad theme of reflection, which includes the wide variety of journeys in the context of lifelong lifewide learning.
We invite discussion and contribution to our interactive workshops, posters and discussions on the following topics designed to promote successful interaction in teaching, learning and assessment with learners; and practitioners own research-rich CPD. This morning aims to bring together models of professional practice reflective activity, diverse teaching and learning strategies, and practical support for small-scale practitioner research.
We are delighted that Jim Crowther, Senior Lecturer in Community Education, University of Edinburgh will be our keynote speaker.
09:30 – 10:00 Registration, refreshments and networking
Members and non-members welcome to join us for the morning and meet other practitioners in the area
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Keynote Speech
Jim Crowther, University of Edinburgh, presenting and fielding questions
10:30 – 11:00 Reflections In LifeWide LifeLong Learning
Celebrating 30 years of RaPAL and the shifting landscapes of adult literacies practices in the flow of learners’ lives: diversity in teaching and learning strategies from then and now
11:00 – 11:45 Practitioner-led Research
Integrating small-scale research practices into everyday teaching and learning
11:45 – 12:30 Guided Reflection Activity
Applying the ‘Reflect Approach*’ to reflective professional practice in adult literacies settings
12:30 – 13:00 Lunch and networking
13:00 – 14:00 Members Only AGM
If you would like to attend the AGM virtually, we have limited places. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if this is the case.
*a transferable ESOL approach
At the Albany Conference and Learning Centre, Ashley Street G3 6DS, a short hop from Glasgow’s Charing Cross and St George’s Cross stations.
Non-RaPAL-members attending the Glasgow hub, and
RaPAL members wishing to attend the Glasgow hub (please respond accurately so we do not incur unnecessary additional costs on your behalf – many thanks!)
Parking at the venue is on street metered parking.
At Wirral Lifelong and Family Learning Service, Twickenham Drive, Wirral, CH46 2QF
Non-RaPAL-members attending the Merseyside hub, and
RaPAL members wishing to attend the Merseyside hub (please respond accurately so we do not incur unnecessary additional costs on your behalf – many thanks!)
Parking at the venue is plentiful and free.
At Cardiff and Vale College Coleg Caerdydd a’r Fro, City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5BF
Non-RaPAL-members attending the Cardiff hub, and
RaPAL members wishing to attend the Cardiff hub (please respond accurately so we do not incur unnecessary additional costs on your behalf – many thanks!)
At Idea Store, Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BU and just to the left out of Whitechapel underground station on the District line
Non-RaPAL-members attending the London hub, and
RaPAL members wishing to attend the London hub (please respond accurately so we do not incur unnecessary additional costs on your behalf – many thanks!)
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