Friday, October 23, 2015

SCUTREA 2016 Conference - Promotional Activity

SCUTREA Council, in collaboration with the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Leicester, are currently busy organising our 2016 Conference. The conference will be held in the College Court Conference Centre in Leicester from Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th July 2016, on 'Adult Education in Austere Times'. To access the official press release for this, please visit:

Researchers to tackle issue of adult education in austere times

Within this press release, Dr Nalita James from the Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, and SCUTREA Council Member, stated that: ‘the lack of government investment in adult education has come at a time when the UK has an ageing population and people have extended working lives. In addition, the introduction of tuition fees in higher education has led to a major decline in mature student numbers, especially in part-time provision. The conference is timely, exploring how investment in adult education can support a stronger economy, promote social mobility and well-being, and offer those with the greatest need, opportunities to contribute to society.’

Information on our conference can also be found on the Vaughan Centre web site at: 

You are most welcome to promote these releases to colleagues you think may be interested and we look forward to welcoming you in Leicester next year! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

ESREA and SensePublishers Free, Open Access Books on Adult Education

There are four free, open access books published in a collaboration between ESREA and SensePublishers. You can find all the published books here:

However, of particular interest are:

1. 'Working and Learning in Times of Uncertainty: Challenges to Adult, Professional and Vocational Education', edited by Bholinger, Haake, Helms Jørgensen, Toiviainen and Wallo. 
This book analyses the challenges of globalisation and uncertainty impacting on working and learning at individual, organisational and societal levels. Each of the contributions addresses two overall questions: How is working and learning affected by uncertainty and globalisation? And, in what ways do individuals, organisations, political actors and education systems respond to these challenges?
2. 'Learning across Generations in Europe: Contemporary Issues in Older Adult Education', edited by Schmidt-Hertha, Jelenc Krašovec and Formosa:
This book provides the basis for an in-depth analysis of the understandings and interpretations of education and learning in later-life, rethinking the development of different approaches for education of older adults, as well as diverse research and evaluation of different forms of older adults’ education and learning.

Friday, July 17, 2015

SCUTREA 2016 Conference Date Announced

SCUTREA 2015 was a great success and we've been busy planning next year's conference. Our 2016 conference will take place at the University of Leicester from Tuesday 5 until Thursday 7 July. The conference theme will be 'Adult Education in Austere Times'.

We will update you with more information soon! #SCUTREA2016