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    Bridges Between Research and Practice in University Lifelong Learning. Policy Report and Recommendations

    Finn, Josephine (2014) Bridges Between Research and Practice in University Lifelong Learning. Policy Report and Recommendations. EUCEN (, Barcelona, Spain, -.

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    Adult Education and more specifically Lifelong Learning is usually recognised as a field where research and practice should be closely connected. While the importance of encouraging research which informs policy and practice in Lifelong Learning is widely acknowledged by many, the ways in which knowledge could be more effectively exchanged and used to improve practices is not yet fully understood. A key aim of the DIALOGUE project has been to facilitate opportunities for dialogue between researchers, practitioners and policy makers which encourages knowledge exchange and promotes new ways of working together. A key issue is how scientific knowledge could be integrated into everyday life for the benefit of the individuals, society and the economy. The DIALOGUE project has identified policies and practices outlined in a series of reports and case studies which also highlight models of good practice and demonstrate ways in which practitioners can participate in research. The DIALOGUE project sought to promote a research-practice dialogue based on 4 themes: Access and Progression; Quality Assurance; Learning and Guidance; and New Media. The DIALOGUE project created the conditions for a “European Space of Dialogue” with researchers and professional practitioners, in the form of an interactive networking platform. It was also designed to improve the transfer of knowledge into research from the field of professional practice in University Lifelong Learning (ULLL) and thereby affect a greater influence on policy development and implementation in the field.

    Item Type: Book
    Keywords: Bridges Between Research; Practice; University Lifelong Learning; Policy Report; Recommendations;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 7682
    Depositing User: Josephine Finn
    Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 14:22
    Publisher: EUCEN (
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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