Digital Environments: Opportunities and Challenges for literacy, learning and citizenship

 Registration is closed for this event

Literacy has been defined as a way to make meaning of the signs in our communities. The 2015 Summer Institute will ask how the move to digital has changed the notion of literacies and how a broader understanding of this change can contribute to an agenda for adult learning that transforms challenge into opportunity.

The Institute will be held at the University of Montréal and will begin on Thursday, June 11, one day before the World Assembly for Adult Education. It will run for a further half day on the afternoon of June 12. Registration includes admission to the World Assembly. Participants will be able to attend the World Assembly or any selected sessions during the remaining two days.

Like previous institutes organized by The Centre for Literacy over the past 25 years, and in collaboration with RESDAC and CDÉACF for the last three years, the 2015 Institute offers a unique opportunity to share and create knowledge in a collaborative environment with a limited number of participants (100). We build the program around the experience and expertise of those who register.  If you register, you may ask to be a presenter. Participants work together for the one and a half days.

Invitees include Namir AnaniSteve Reder, David Rosen, the Digital Promise – Beacon Project,Emad Rizkalla, Transformemos (Colombia) and Ji Eun Chung from OECD.

The Institute will be bilingual, in English and French. Plenary sessions of the Assembly will have translation in English, French and Spanish.

More information on the institute  -  View the brochure (in pdf)
More information on the World Assembly

Dates of the Institute:    June 11, 2015,  8:00 -5:00 p.m., June 12, 2015, 12:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Dates of the Assembly:  June 11, 2015  6:00 p.m., June 12 - June 14, 2015
Location: University of Montreal

Rates include breakfast and lunch for June 11, lunch for June 12, and a ticket for the opening cocktail of the World Assembly, June 11 evening, and the evening buffet on June 12.

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11 June 2015 8:00 to 14 June 2015 16:00
Registration fee
Late registration May 16th - June 4 $325.00
Special guest $0.00
Early-bird until May 15th, 2015 $285.00
Person registered for CASAE conference and World Assembly $135.00