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Conference: Adult English and maths in families, communities and workplaces

26 September 2013

Wednesday 2 October 2013 - joint annual conference: RAPAL, NIACE and UCU. To be held at UCU's head office, Carlow Street, London

Teachers of adult English and maths have been grappling with the changes from Skills for Life and Keys Skills to Functional Skills, the development of a unit based curriculum and the pilots to measure distance travelled. Many practitioners recognise the need to reflect critically on the implications of these changes, as well as broader issues raised by current policy and research. This conference will encourage dialogue between practitioners, leading academic researchers and policy makers in order to explore the best ways of making the curriculum and accreditation work responsively for learners.

Learning benefits individuals, the economy and society as a whole. Those who do participate in learning are likely to be healthier, happier and better paid than those who do not. This conference will explore English and Maths as both individual and collective resources. Keynote presentations and workshops will examine what policies and teaching approaches best enable adults to become confident at using and enjoying English and Maths in their families, communities and workplaces.

The conference themes will be addressed through presentations by keynote speakers and a panel debate, followed by workshops.  

For more information concerning the conference including the aims, outcomes and programme, go to the dedicated event NIACE webpage.

Last updated: 29 January 2020