XVII International Conference “Lifelong Learning: Continuous Education for Sustainable Development”

On 26-28 September 2019 St Petersburg State University of Economics in cooperation with the public organization “Lifelong Learning for Everyone” and with support of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the Lifelong Learning World Committee, the Committee of Science and Higher School of St Petersburg Government, the Russian Association of Business-Education and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of RF hold XVII International Conference “Lifelong Learning: Continuous Education for Sustainable Development”.

The conference was co-organised by the leading universities and research organisations from Russia, Europe, Asia and America.

The conference was scientifically chaired by Valentin Galenko, doctor of economics, professor, scientific chancellor of Higher Economic School of St Petersburg State University of Economics, and Nikolay Lobanov, candidate of economics, professor, president of the public organization “Lifelong Learning for Everyone”.

Igor Maksimtsev, doctor of economics, professor, rector of St Petersburg State University of Economics opened the conference. His speech was followed by the welcoming addresses of David Atchoarena, director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (Germany, Hamburg), Yves Attou, president of the Lifelong Learning World Committee (France, Paris), Andrey Maksimov, head of the Committee of Science and Higher School of St Petersburg Government, Iana Klementovichus, vice-rector for additional education, director of Higher Economic School of SPbSUE, and Deborah Ford, rector of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (USA, Kenosha).

Among the most popular topics for discussion during the conference we should mention various aspects of competence and professionalism of both academia representatives and education organisers of different levels. These issues are seen by the conference participants as the main imperatives of lifelong learning along with the issues of methodology, models, methods, technologies (first of all, digital) and organisational forms used in pedagogical practice.

Conference participants paid special attention to the content of the lifelong learning paradigm, as well as new pedagogical and organizational strategies in lifelong learning for adults, including business-education, teaching disabled people and representatives of the “third age”. The issues of spiritual, moral, ethical and democratic values in the context of lifelong learning were also very topical.

The expansion of lifelong learning scope and its becoming as the important component of the significant share of the global population’s lifestyles also caused a hot discussion among conference participants.

Over 250 scientists, experts and students from Belarus, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Russia, USA and Uzbekistan took part in the conference.

The conference was organized and hold by Higher Economic School of St Petersburg State University of Economics.

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You can find more detailed information about the conference, including the proceedings of the previous years at http://en.unecon.ru/conference-lifelong-learning

 

 

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