Adult Learner’s Week – He Tangata Matauranga
31 October – 6 November 2011
Adult Learners’ Week/He Tangata Mātauranga is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) initiative supported by the Tertiary Education Commission, adult and community education providers at a local level and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. The Week also incorporates International Literacy Day on September 8 each year.
Aims of Adult Learners’ Week He Tangata Mātauranga
Celebrate the efforts, achievements and contributions of adult learners, educators and providers at both regional and national events
Strengthen adult and community education and raise public awareness of the rich variety of learning opportunities for adults
Widen access to learning opportunities and encourage more people to seek advice and guidance about returning to learn
Foster collaborative and cooperative networks and pathways among those who share an interest in adult learning