Unionlearn Director to address Co-op Education Conference

Unionlearn Director to address Co-op Education Conference

Unionlearn Director Kevin Rowan will be speaking at the 4th Annual Co-operative Education and Research Conference at Federation House in Manchester on 1-2 May.

Kevin will be joining speakers Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, Emer Coleman, Technology Engagement Lead at Co-op Digital and Bruno Roelants and Ariel Guarco from the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA). 

The conference, titled ‘Skills for Co-operators in the 21st Century – Learning to do, learning to be’ will explore what learning looks like in contemporary times, and will have two main strands: The Co-operative University and learning for new co-operative times.

The programme covers many aspects of international co-operation, as well as current work in the social and solidarity economy and technology for co-operative knowledge production, and will feature presenters from across the globe including India, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Rwanda.

Dr Cilla Ross, Co-operative College vice-principle said:

The Co-operative Education Conference is an opportunity to discuss new ideas around not just co-operative education, but co-op policy and the co-op world,”

Yes it’s for people associated with co-ops, but we need to push the boundaries of what that means. This conference is for those in education, those in the traditional movement or emerging co-ops and anyone with a general interest in co-operation and the social solidarity economy. We’re thinking about the big ideas.

For more information about the conference, including the full programme and ticketing information, click here.

 

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