We are pleased to announce the 2016 launch of Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga (Sep 5th – 11th) will be held in Nelson and be hosted by Adult Learning Support
Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga is a UNESCO initiative supported by the Tertiary Education Commission, adult and community education providers at a local level and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. International Literacy Day on September 8 each year is also included in the week of activities.
Adult learning takes place in many different places and levels within our community. Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga recognises that from teaching English to an immigrant in a private home, attending a programme at the local library, or being part of a community support group, through to attending a private training organisation or earning a university degree, all adult learning achievements are worth celebrating. Many stories are inspirational and in being told, encourage people who thought learning was not for them that there are endless possibilities.
Aims of Adult Learners’ Week / He Tangata Mātauranga are to:
- Celebrate the efforts, achievements and contributions of adult learners, educators and providers at both regional and national events
- Strengthen adult and community education and raise public awareness of the rich variety of learning opportunities for adults
- Widen access to learning opportunities and encourage more people to seek advice and guidance about returning to learn
- Foster collaborative and cooperative networks and pathways among those who share an interest in adult learning
We will be posting more information on venue, activities, guest speakers and activities as the year progresses. If you want to know more or be involved please give Elise a call on 03 548 3041