The Learner’s Updates

  • Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning Announced (Kraków, Poland 7–9 July 2021)

    The Twenty-eighth International Conference on Learning will be held at Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 7-9 July 2021

    Founded in 1989, The Learner Research Network is brought together around a common concern for learning in all its sit...More

  • Carl Bagley Joins The Learner Advisory Board

    Carl Bagley PhD FRSA is Professor of Educational Sociology and Head of the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom. He has an extensive record of undertaking externally-funded rese...More

  • Joanne Hughes Joins The Learner Advisory Board

    Joanne was appointed to a Chair in the School of Education, Queen’s University in July 2007. She holds a BA and PhD from the School of Social Anthropology at Queen’s. She is currently Director of the Centre for Shared Education in the School of...More

  • Twenty-seventh International Conference on Learning Announced

    The Twenty-seventh International Conference on Learning will be held at the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 13-15 July 2020

    Founded in 1989, The Learner Research Network is brought together around a common concern for learning in all...More

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  • 2018 Plenary Speaker - Anna Frangoudaki

    The Twenty-fifth International Conference on Learning is pleased to announce Anna Frangoudaki as a 2018 Plenary Speaker. 

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  • America's High School Graduates Look Like Other Countries' High School Dropouts

    NPR | Article Link | by Gabrielle Emanuel

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    A new study confirms what many Americans already knew deep in their hearts: We're not good at math

    Not only that, but when it comes to technology skills, we're dead last co...More

  • How this Bay Area charter school network is reinventing education

    Los Angeles Time | Article Link | by Nichole Dobo

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    Diane Tavenner scanned the list of names a staffer at Summit Preparatory Charter High School had just handed her. She began to cry. They weren't happy tears.

    Where...More

  • A tale of two cities

    The Economist | Article Link

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    BEING a Eurosceptic in a university city is a lonely business. In the drizzle outside the Cambridge Union a student in a roll-neck is trying to hand anti-EU leaflets to the cliques hurr...More

  • Why academics need to get moving

    The Guardian | Article Link | by MC Schraefel

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    We don't need a survey to prove that stress levels for academics are higher than those in the general population, but we have one anyway

    Long hours, heavy teaching and...More

  • How India Pierced Facebook’s Free Internet Program

    Backchannel | Article Link | by Lauren Smiley

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    ​If you wanted to get a glimpse of how hard Facebook can fight when pressed against the wall — a hint of its war chest, the scope of its ambition to access and connect th...More