Learning regions under the spotlight

The concept of a learning region will be the focus of a free public lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

A learning region aims to bring together a wide range of local organisations to strengthen the knowledge and expertise of its communities and their ability to address shared challenges.

Professor John Field, Visiting Professor in Lifelong Learning at the University, will present the lecture on Monday, 20 March 2017 at 5.30pm.

The event will take place in MC001 in the Millennium City Building, Wolverhampton.

Professor in Education, Alan Tuckett, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming John Field to deliver his professorial inaugural lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

“Learning happens all over the place – in schools and colleges of course, but also at work, in voluntary bodies and faith organisations.  Across the world people have come together in learning regions to work together to maximise the role of learning in economic and community development.

“The lecture will explore learning regions at a time of borderless education, and consider the challenges and possibilities of the concept.”

John Field is an emeritus professor at the University of Stirling, honorary professor at the University of Warwick, and visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton.

Further information about the lecture and details of how to register are available: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/learning-regions-at-a-time-of-borderless-education-opening-up-new-challenges-and-possibilities-tickets-32351685763

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