02 February 2011

Seminar: Transposing Concepts - Lifelong Learning and the Learning Region

A Seminar by Professor Chris Duke, Pascal International Observatory.First it offers some general and perhaps provocative observations on East-West relations as manifested in the aspirations of the European Union (EU) apropos Asia.


Title:

Seminar: Transposing Concepts - Lifelong Learning and the Learning Region

Date:

2011-02-07

Location:

RMIT City Campus


These are triggered by two ‘challenge questions’; (i) EU Visibility in the Asian Region - how do the two regions view each other and how should misperceptions be addressed? And (ii) The EU in the World - what are the connections between the EU as a role model for peaceful integration in Asia? How do the two work together in international fora and in issues of international law?

Secondly, the paper reflects upon this relationship as it manifests itself in an educational policy arena where the EU, and indeed other European and Europe-based Inter-Government Organisations (IGOs), notably the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), have made a clear policy commitment - principally and broadly to lifelong learning, but also more specifically to the concept of the learning region.