Academic journal article Australian Journal of Adult Learning

Call for Papers for a Special Issue On: Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development

Academic journal article Australian Journal of Adult Learning

Call for Papers for a Special Issue On: Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development

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Adult Learning Australia (ALA) has declared 2018 to be a Year of Lifelong Learning. This raises many questions about why lifelong learning should be a priority. How might policy to promote lifelong learning develop? Are there particular outcomes that should be anticipated from a year focussed on lifelong learning? How can we get the various stakeholders for formal, non-formal and informal learning across various age levels to work together to promote a more coherent and engaged framework for all people to see themselves on a lifelong learning journey?

As part of its campaign for a national lifelong learning policy, ALA will devote the November issue of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning to this issue. The issue will be edited by guest editors, Mike Osborne (Glasgow University) and Bruce Wilson (RMIT University).

We invite academics, policy makers and practitioners to contribute articles on these and many other questions that might address the importance of lifelong learning, and its personal and social importance. Contributors might like to consider the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, the Agenda to 2030) when writing their article. Not only do the SDGs include a priority on promoting lifelong learning (in Goal 4, Education), but their achievement in relation to all 17 Goals depends on the effectiveness of lifelong learning in enabling citizens in all countries to understand the context and issues of all Goals, and also to enhance their capacity to act. …

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