WEA Annual Lecture at the RSA
Lifelong learning has never been more crucial. We face the challenge of a workplace which is transforming rapidly while technology is driving massive economic and social changes. We are living longer, in more diverse communities and connected on a global scale – understanding the world around us is increasingly important. Yet the UK lags behind in adult literacy and numeracy while adult education provision is declining and there is no national strategy for lifelong learning.
Matthew Taylor will give the 2018 WEA Annual Lecture on the theme of how places play a crucial role in our engagement with learning. From the importance of community-based learning settings through to the infrastructure which supports lifelong learning at a local, regional and national scale, the places where we learn are as important as what we learn. Matthew will explore how a clearer focus on the relation between place and learning can achieve greater results through making better use of our existing community resources and by better understanding how as individuals we respond to local identity.
The RSA is pleased to partner with the WEA, a national provider of community-based learning, to present this timely and vital examination of how adult learning can be strengthened to meet the demands of the 21st century.