AEA holds events on later-life learning that should not be missed!
Tuesday - Thursday 5th - 7th April 2016, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
International Conference: Learning in Later Life - Theory, Policy and Practice
The Association for Education and Ageing, in partnership with the multi-lateral network ‘ForAge for later-life learning', held a successful two-day international conference in the Spring of 2016.
The conference programme can be accessed here
A post-conference publication of conference presentations can be accessed here
Further events planned for 2016 include:
14th June A one day dissemination event on AEA’s Grundtvig-funded Well-being and Learning in Later Life project, organised by Professor Keith Percy and Dr. Anne Jamieson. Contributions also from London-based organisations Claremont Project and Open Age
22nd June Second workshop for Conversation into Action. Details tbc This will be an interactive follow up workshop to an earlier one, which was held in April. on democracy, rights, participation, and learning in later life. Housing for all?
Further events- details tbc
September AEA’s Annual General Meeting will to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University. The annual Frank Glendenning Memorial lecture, which is open to all, will follow. Lunch will be available. No charge.
November A one day conference on Memory and Learning in Later Life, arising out of AEA’s participation in a Grundtvig -funded project of the same title, organised by Professor Keith Percy and Dr. Val Bissland, will be held at a venue probably in northern England or Scotland. fee tbc
Details of these events as they become available will be posted on the events page of our website
PREVIOUS AEA EVENTS IN 2015
Monday 12 October 2015, Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London NW1 8NP
Seminar on a theme related to democracy, rights, participation, and learning in later life.
Wednesday 23 September 2015, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
AEA AGM, Annual Conference and Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture
This year’s Frank Glendenning Lecture was given by Professor Sheila Peace of the Open University and current President of the BSG on the subject: Changes in perceptions of ageing over the last 30 years: what happened to educational gerontology?
The conference programme can be accessed here. Conference programme
Wednesday 17 June, 2015
Association for Education & Ageing/British Society of Gerontology Seminar: Lifelong Learning and Social Gerontology: an essential partnership?
Open University in London, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London, NW1 8NP
The seminar i) debated the role of social gerontology in promoting older people’s access to lifelong learning opportunities, particularly in the current economic context ii) shared good practice and exemplars in lifelong learning iii) discussed theories and practices of lifelong learning to promote the development of theory in this area; iv) examined the case for a new interest group which will bring together strengths of AEA and BSG.
AEA, MICRA, MMU and Age UK Seminar
Powerpoint presentations of the three speakers are now available on http://www.micra.manchester.ac.uk/events/archive/2015/older-people-and-sexual-wellbeing/
EVENTS IN 2014
2014 AEA Conference, AGM and Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture
Thursday 11th September 2014
Michael Young Building, Rooms 1 and 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
'Understanding and Supporting Learning for Older People: Insights from the UK and Europe'
This conference focussed upon European projects in which UK organisations, including AEA, have been involved.
The conference also incorporated the annual Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture, given by Dr Carol Holland, Director - Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA), Aston University. Her presentation is available on our Annual Lectures page.
The conference presentation given by Prof. Keith Percy, Learning, memory, well-being and older people: lessons from AEA’s three European projects, is also available as Powerpoint presentation (zipped) here and as a PDF document here
Memory in Later Life and how to make the most of it
9 June 2014
The Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX
This one-day free conference marked the end of the international project Memory in Later life – learning, supporting developing, supported by the EU Grundtvig programme.
Download a flyer containing further details about the event here
Seminar: Older people - careers and learning
20 May 2014
NIACE, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester, LE1 7GE
A seminar on the theme of ‘older people - careers and learning’ was organised by NIACE and AEA in May 2014. It explored current thinking and practice around older workers and learning - from staying in, and extending, employment in later life to new approaches to retirement. The event included a vibrant mix of speakers, discussion and participation, and provide an opportunity for networking.
A flyer containing details about the event and its speakers is available here NIACE-AEA seminar flyer
EVENTS IN 2013
2013 AEA Conference, AGM and Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture
Thursday 5th September 2013
Michael Young Building, Rooms 1 and 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
The conference programme is available here Conference programme
The conference also incorporated the Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture, given by Dr Malcolm J Fisk, Co Director of the Age Research Centre, Coventry University. The title of this year's lecture was 'Older People and the Health Literacy Imperative' and the text will be available shortly on this site. Meanwhile for further information on Dr Fisk please see our Frank Glendenning Memorial Lectures page.
Worshop presentations included:‘
Economic engagement, workforce development and wellbeing’
‘Supported living and well-being’
A slide show of photographs of the conference is available here:
FORAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE - BUDAPEST
ForAge is a Grundtvig-funded projecte in which AEA is a partner.
The ForAge international conference was held in Budapest from 30th September to 1st October. The theme was The Future of Learning for Older People in Europe. A leaflet giving full details of the programme can be downloaded here ForageBudapestleaflet
A report on the conference and other ForAge activities can be accessed here
Please feel free to download and disseminate this leaflet giving information on ForAge's aims and background ufiles/Forage Lealfet3.pdf
Further information can be accessed here NewsandViewspage
PREVIOUS AEA CONFERENCES
2012 Conference, AGM and Frank Glendenning lecture - 1Oth September 2012
The AEA Conference, AGM and Frank Glendenning lecture were held at the Ashley Conference Centre, Leek Road Campus, Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE. The theme of the conference was Thinking about the Future: Older People and Learning.
The Frank Glendenning lecture was delivered by Alan Hatton-Yeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Beth Johnson Foundation. More details of the lecture plus a full report of the conference will be posted here shortly.
The conference was organised jointly by AEA and the Beth Johnson Foundation. An archive copy of the programme fcan be accessed here: Conference 2012
International Conference, Maynooth - March 20th-22nd, 2012
AEA hosted this international residential conference in partnership with Age Action Ireland and WEA Northern Ireland. It was held at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, on the theme of New Dynamics of Learning and Ageing.
The conference booket can be downloaded here: Conference booklet Maynooth
Abstracts of papers/presentations can be downloaded here: Abstracts booklet Maynooth
Links to full text papers and presentations are provided in the following document: Papers and presentations Maynooth
A summary of the conference is available here: Maynooth summary
A full report of the conference is available here; Maynooth full report
2011 Conference, AGM and Frank Glendenning lecture
AEA’s annual conference, AGM and the Frank Glendenning lecture was held on 21st July 2011.
The theme of the conference was Learning, ageing and well-being, followed by the AGM. This year's Frank Glendenning lecture was delivered by Lesley Hart, MBE, formerly Director of the Centre for Lifelong, University of Strathclyde and founder of the Senior Studies Institute. The subject of her lecture was Working and Learning Together: the value of collaboration.
25th Anniversary Conference and AGM 2010
The 2010 conference and AGM, which also marked the 25th anniversary of AEA, took place in London at Camden Town Hall on Thursday afternoon 22nd July 2010. The theme of the conference was Storytelling and identity in later life.
The event was followed by the Frank Glendenning lecture, which was delivered by Dr Alex Withnall on the subject of Exploring the Gender Agenda in Later Life Learning. A PowerPoint presentation of the lecture can be downloaded here. gender agenda
Please note you will need PowerPoint on your computer to open this presentation.
The conference programme is available as archive here: aea 25th anniversary conference AGM & FGL
A report of the conference can be found in the Autumn edition of AEA Digest on page 8 Digest No 32
International Conference 2009
AEA in association with Lancaster University, Department of Continuing Education:
Reaffirming Teaching and Learning in Later Life
The conference took place April 1-3, 2009 at Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Full details can be found here in our archive. Conference Lancaster 2009
OTHER AEA ACTIVITY
Looking towards the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012
AEA Development officer Jim Soulsby, who is widely active in the field of older learning, addressed the Education Centres Association AGM on the subject of Looking forward to European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012.
In his speech he gave a trenchant summary of steps forward and backwards in Europe since 1993 – a year which was at that time designated European Year of Older People and Solidarity between Generations - and what we can learn from the setbacks of the past to take us forward into the future in 2012 – next year being designated European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The full text of Jim’s speech can be accessed here. European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations
Regional Consultations with older learners:
In the course of the year October 2008-2009, AEA held a number of regional events to consult with older people on the kinds of learning they are doing, or wish to do and how providers can work with them and with other partners to offer learning opportunities.
We then compiled an updated short questionnaire asking older people what place education and learning has in their lives. If you would like a copy of this questionaire to use in your own research, it is available here in both .pdf and Microsoft Word formats.
The Effect on Men's Health, Well-being and Informal Learning
This conference was held on Thursday 29 September 2011; 10am to 4pm
Universities and Active Ageing
This conference, which was held on February 17th, 2010 and sponsored by Universities UK and the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education. It was devoted to the theme of engaging older learners in education and training and the results of research supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England investigating the position of older learners in universities were presented to the conference by Dr Chris Phillipson, author of the report,. Dr Phillipson also wrote about his findings on page 5 of the Winter 2010 edition of AEA Digest, which can be found here: AEA Digest
Further information can also be found on the Universities UK website: Universities and active ageing
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