Organisers: Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LAAE)
Time: 20-26 November, 2017
Location: All regions of Lithuania
Event type: Learning week
Manifesto topic: Active citizenship, democracy and participation
Target audience: Adult teachers/andragogues, adult learners
Description: Adult Learning Week will take place in Lithuania from 20 to 26 November, 2017. The Lithuanian Adult Education Association invites educational, cultural, business institutions, organizations and all adults to create the eighteenth Adult Learning Week “Learning Power and Charm”. We will devote ourselves to the Adult Learning Week the Year of Adult Learning in Europe, the European Year of Professional Skills, and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of LAAE. The main goal of Adult Learning Week-2017 is to discuss and reflect what is learning power and charm for everyone of us. The Week will begin with the opening event in Utena 17 November, 2017. We will organize this event with the Epale National Agency. The conference and creative workshops has been organised during this event. Since 2005 the organizers of the Week, invented an award for projects and actions. The aim of the competition is to increase publicity for adult education and to present good practice in local, regional and national events. The top three most original projects are awarded an LAAE Diploma. 25 anniversary of LAAE andragogues election has been organized also.
From Utena the events of the Adult Learning Week will take place in all regions of Lithuania, all types of adult education institutions, communities, non-governmental organizations, cultural institutions, libraries, museums are invited to join the movement on this Week.
Traditional activities at Week are: working meetings, conferences, lectures, discussions, exhibitions. They are targeted for adult part of the society, living in big cities, regional centres, small towns and rural areas. The events are emphasise the necessity for such measures, collect the best adult learning practice, and disseminate it. The attractive learning forms as well as methods are strengthen the adults’ motivation to get involved into the learning process.
The Adult Learning Week is a time for people who teach, learn, invite others to learn and believe that only a learning planet will survive.