SCUTREA Conference 2016

Major international conference on adult education comes to the University of Leicester


The Standing Conference on the University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) will be held from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 7 July 2016 at College Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester.

The theme of the conference will be 'Adult Education in Austere Times'.

Registration now open:

About the Conference

Adult Education in Austere Times

Adult education matters. It matters at home, in work, and in the community. It matters to families, to the economy and to our health and wellbeing. Its decline is indicative of the huge price this and future generations are set to pay for the politics of austerity. Yet it could not be clearer that we are living through times that demand more adult education and learning, not less.

At the conference we will explore the tensions between the politics of austerity and the positive impacts and benefits of adult education, by addressing themes that could include:

  • Active citizenship
  • Adult education, character and the cultivation of virtues
  • Career enhancement and development
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Families and communities
  • Formal and Informal learning
  • Learning in multiple communities
  • Lifelong learning and mobility
  • Skills and employment
  • Second chance education
  • Social inclusion
  • Teaching and learning environments/spaces
  • Wellbeing and aging
  • Widening participation

 Keynote Speaker

  • Dr Jim Crowther, Senior Lecturer in Community Education in the School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

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