Comissão Europeia - Direcção Geral de Educação e Cultura - Programa Aprendizagem ao Longo da Vida / Programa Grundtvig
How can the link between academic research on ULLL and professional practice on teaching and learning in ULLL be strengthened and the exchange be organised in such a way that reciprocal benefits and mutual learning is likely to take place? How can the European policy debate on LLL in Universities and beyond to the wider expert community in adult education be stimulated? The key purpose of the DIALOGUE- Grundtvig network will be to bridge the gap between academic research on ULLL and the professional practice around adult teaching, learning and guidance within ULLL-provision. It will thus create an European Space for DIALOGUE between researches, practitioners and policy makers active in the field. The reinforcement of this knowledge triangle will promote and enhance the development of teaching and learning and the promotion of high-quality ULLL. Through examining innovative approaches and good practices accross the European Union and through the sharing of findings from research and development projects and pratices, it will raise the profile of teaching, learning and research in adult education and lifelong learning in Europe. The project will therefore identify the kind of research in which European universities are engaged, the subject areas for the research, and the different methodologies and approaches which are utilised in adult education research. It will also look at ways in which European society can benefit from research in lifelong learning at local, national and internacional level.