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Adult literacy books project

By Tooki Proctor, Whakaritenga Ratonga Matauranga (Programme Coordinator), Literacy Waitākere

Exploring assumptions and expectations of Open Distant and Flexible Learning

By Dr Lynnette Brice, Manager, Learner Engagement and Success Services, Open Polytechnic

Many adult learners return to education for a variety of reasons. Some are seeking new learning for interest sake, others are wanting to gain qualifications they might not have completed during their secondary education, and still others are seeking to advance or change their careers through new learning and higher qualifications.

Many of these adult learners will choose open, distant, and flexible learning (ODFL) as a way of fulfilling those goals.

Education for the elderly in Europe

By Dina Soeiro, Professor at Coimbra Higher Education School – Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal and member of the European Association for the Education of Adults Board

Hui Fono 2021: Using the hybrid-model to support learning local

Ali Leota, ACE Aotearoa Hui Fono Coordinator

Today I was in a room in Alexandra, Central Otago with a group of local adult educators sitting in a circle around a kava bowl. This seems normal until you see that one of the attendees in the circle is a large TV with a webcam perched below it. Sadly, the matāpule of our kava circle, Dr Edmond Fehoko, was unable to attend due to the current Covid-19 alert levels in Auckland. After a year of canceled workshops, we decided we would try the hybrid-model, learners in the room together with the facilitator attending virtually.