The Environment as an Informal Adult Learning Issue conference

06 May 2008 09:30 - 15:00

Location: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH, UK

Event description

The aim of this conference is:

To ensure that climate change and sustainable lifestyles are made core issues in national policy for adult education.

This event will:

  • bring together stakeholders and key influencers in the post-16 education, third and environmental sectors
  • identify possibilities for securing attitudinal & behavioural change, relating to sustainability, through informal education
  • consider which adult education strategies will elicit the greatest combined personal, social & environmental benefits
  • inform the responses of delegates and their associates to the Department for innovation, Universities & Skills (DIUS) formal consultation which ends 15 May 2008


The day will comprise a series of short presentations on linked themes. After each group of inputs there will be table discussions by delegates who will address issues raised. A brief feedback from each group will ensure that no important topic is overlooked. It is expected that David Lammy MP will speak shortly after noon; the programme is being built around his keynote address. As a result of the event delegates will have a better understanding of the relationships between adult learning and environmental issues. This should both inform their current practice and contribute to their thinking concerning submissions to Government in response to the present consultation.

Who should attend?

This seminar aims to put issues of environmental sustainability firmly on the informal adult learning agenda and invites stakeholders from the post-16 education, third and environmental sectors to share perspectives and help to inform their responses to this consultation.

Stakeholders will include Local Authorities, Colleges, Environmental bodies, the Third Sector, RDAs, Empowerment Partnerships and Government Offices.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Educational Centres Association

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