2022 was a year of highlights for UIL. The Institute organized the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII), leading to a commitment by 149 UNESCO Member States to translate the vision of a right to lifelong learning into reality, increase financial investment and enhance adult participation in quality learning programmes....
Leveraging innovative technology in literacy and education programmes for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons
The present compilation brings together a selection of case studies showcasing how information and communication technologies (ICTs) can be integrated both innovatively and effectively into literacy and education to improve the lives of refugees, migrants and IDPs. The case studies in this compilation demonstrate the potential of technology to support learners’ acquisition of literacy skills through arts-based learning, integrated literacy programmes, entrepreneurship training or in combination with tertiary education opportunities.
From radio to artificial intelligence: review of innovative technology in literacy and education for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), initiated this review of the literature and practices of innovative technologies for literacy learning and education for youth and adult refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons. This review compiles literature on the challenges and needs of these vulnerable groups. It examines how 25 selected literacy and education programmes worldwide have put ICTs into practice to help these groups in their learning endeavours.
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Lifelong learning has become the overarching concept and vision for education, as reflected in the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which, SDG 4, explicitly petitions countries to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’ (UNESCO, 2016). Lifelong learning (LLL) is rooted in the integration of learning and living, covering learning activities for people of all ages, in all life-wide contexts and through a variety of modalities that, together, meet a range...
CONFINTEA VII Marrakech Framework for Action: harnessing the transformational power of adult learning and education
The Marrakech Framework for Action sets out key areas for action required to achieve this vision over the next decade. UNESCO Member States will work to realize a right to lifelong learning, enhancing governance and quality of adult learning and education, backed by increased investment. They committed to placing inclusion at the heart of these endeavours to ensure that those most often left behind benefit from lifelong learning.
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The contribution of higher education institutions to lifelong learning: global survey report presented to the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022)
This report presents the results of a global survey administered by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) on the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions (HEIs) to lifelong learning (LLL). It was conducted with the aim of developing a knowledge base on how and to what extent HEIs contribute to the implementation of LLL.
The contribution of higher education institutions to lifelong learning: policy brief presented to the UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC2022)
The complexities of modern life demand adaptability – populations that are resilient, open to change and willing to engage in learning throughout life. Increased mobility, population displacement, the climate crisis, technological change, threats to global health and democratic systems, and new patterns of production and consumption affect, in different ways, all countries in the world. Lifelong learning represents an effective and potentially transformational means of addressing many of these challenges.
This handbook provides information, evidence and basic conceptual models to...
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5th global report on adult learning and education: citizenship education: empowering adults for change
The main challenge for adult learning and education across the globe is to reach those who need it most. This is the key message of UNESCO’s Fifth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 5).
5th global report on adult learning and education: citizenship education: empowering adults for change; executive summary
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