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EDUCATION AND THE MAKING OF PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY

The WEA (Workers’ Educational Association), NIACE (the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) and the University of Leeds, would like to invite you to an invitation-only Event on Thursday 26 June 2014 from 10.30 am – 4.00 pm at The University of Leeds.

Participants will generate debate around the role of learning in creating a genuine participatory democracy. We are hoping to raise the profile of learning for democracy, develop partnerships to take forward learning for active citizenship, and to explore resources and approaches suitable for ‘a citizens' curriculum’.

THERE WILL BE THREE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor John Field
(Emeritus Professor in the School of Education at the University of Stirling)

'Learning from experience: taking the long view of citizenship, justice, democracy and adult learning'.

Professor Marj Mayo 
(Emeritus Professor of Community Development at Goldsmiths University and sits on the National Advisory Panel of Class)

'Identifying spaces, claiming spaces and using spaces for deepening democracy'

Professor Stephen Coleman
(Professor of Political Communication - University of Leeds)

'Voice as a subversive instrument'

AND WORKSHOPS:

Led by adult education practitioners which will run after the lunch break.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
To book a place please email Gill Dean by Friday 13 June 2014 whose email address is: gdean@wea.org.uk
Full event details including map/directions to the venue will be emailed with confirmation of your reserved place on the event.