The UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation based at the University of East Anglia recently hosted a visit by Dr Ulrike Hanemann, Senior Programme Specialist from the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Dr Hanemann gave a public seminar on ‘Examining the campaign approach to adult literacy: which lessons can be drawn from experiences in the past decade?’
A meeting was also held with the core UNESCO Chair programme team (Chairholder Professor Anna Robinson-Pant, Dr Sheila Aikman, Professor Nitya Rao, Professor Alan Rogers, Dr Catherine Jere and Dr Spyros Themelis) to discuss future collaborative activities with UIL, including a policy briefing paper and an international conference. PhD and post-doctoral students also provided a series of presentations on their research in adult learning, literacy and development in a wide range of contexts, from a rural adult literacy programme in Malawi to action research with teachers in refugee camps in Greece.
The UNESCO Chair was established in April 2016 by Professor Robinson-Pant to develop and support research and teaching on Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation. Read more about the UNESCO Chair here.