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  • 1. Cities are the polities of the future. For the first time more people live in them than outside them ..... These places are the engines of economic growth and social mobility. They are capitals of culture and and melting pots of migration. They must grow and mutate - otherwise they will ossify. The Guardian – 21st November 2013
  • 2. Udine/Friuli’s Future 1 More Complexity
  • 3. Udine/Friuli - Learning Cities and Portsmouth – A 21st Century Routes to A Learning City/Region? Continuing Professional Development Communities Development Terrorism
  • 4. 3 MAJOR FOCUSES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Economic Environmental Sustainability Waste Management Renewable Energy Climate Change Ecological Protection Air Pollution Water Management Parks and Gardens Urban Regeneration Lifelong Learning Rivers and Aquifers etc etc etc Social Poverty Reduction Immigration Community Dev’t Health and Well-being Aging Population Culture & Heritage Museums/Libraries Education and LLL Professional Dev’t (CPD) Leadership Training Etc, Etc, Etc Jobs and Growth Competitivity Resource Management Innovation, Creativity Inward Investment Lifelong Learning International Marketing New Skills/Competences Learning Organisations Employability etc etc etc
  • 5. The Connectedness of Everything Economic Environmental Sustainable Growth Social Inclusion Innovation, Creativity Resources Maximisation Continuing Professional Development New Skills/Lifelong Learning Finance Energy Policy IC Technology Green Growth Etc etc etc Social
  • 6. Udine/Friuli’s Future 2 Change, Rapid Change
  • 7. Udine/Friuli - A Learning Region? Labourer - statistician student - teacher - systems analyst - salesman - project manager - education developer - administrator in a professional association university professor consultant - lecturer.
  • 8. Udine/Friuli’s Future 3 More Uncertainty
  • 9. Albert
  • 10. The Village of Eus, France
  • 11. Mount Canigou
  • 12. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 13. Udine/Friuli - A Learning Region? •20% of jobs in 2023 do not yet exist •Today’s school-leavers will be re-trained in more than 4 careers in their lifetime •Most people will need, and be able, to work until they are over 70 •Climate Change will profoundly affect the future •Every 6 weeks the planet’s population grows equal to four times the population of Udine/Friuli
  • 14. ‘Everyone will need to be educated to the level of semiliteracy of the average university graduate. This is the minimum survival level of the human race’
  • 15. Udine/Friuli’s Future 4
  • 16. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? From For those who want it When it is needed What is on offer Teacher-focussed
  • 17. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? From To Lifelong Learning
  • 18. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? For Everyone Lifelong Learning
  • 19. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? For Everyone Learner-Focussed Lifelong Learning
  • 20. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? For Everyone Learner-Focussed Lifelong Learning Wherever, Whenever However
  • 21. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? For Everyone Learner-Focussed Lifelong Learning Wherever, Whenever However Formal, Informal Non-formal
  • 22. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 23. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 24. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 25. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 26. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 27. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 28. Udine/Friuli - A Learning city/Region?
  • 29. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 30. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 31. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region?
  • 32. IT’S ABOUT ‘GROWTH’ SUSTAINABLE GROWTH EDUCATIONAL GROWTH ENVIRONMENTAL GROWTH ECONOMIC GROWTH SOCIAL GROWTH INNOVATION GROWTH COMMUNITY GROWTH PERSONAL GROWTH POLITICAL GROWTH IN CITIES AND REGIONS
  • 33. AND IT’S ABOUT ‘LEARNING’ LEARNING ORGANISATIONS BECAUSE LEARNING HELPS TO CREATE THE FUTURE
  • 34. City/Regions are the Engines of National Growth
  • 35. Udine/Friuli Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? City/Region? ‘we are witnessing a rebirth of an age-old concept of the "city-state" or more precisely, the "region-state." These new quasi-governmental entities, like the ancient city-states of Athens, Sparta and Rome, have the power -- some would call it innate sovereignty -- to control their future in this new world order....’ John M Eger: Building Smart Communities: A New Framework for an America’s Information Initiative
  • 36. And Learning provides the Fuel for the engine of growth
  • 37. SUCCESSFUL CITY/REGIONS have to be INNOVATIVE IFTHEY WANT TO BE PROSPEROUS
  • 38. Or get left behind ...OR STAGNATE!
  • 39. WHO LEARNS Continuously? ALL ADMINISTRATORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES IN COMPANIES ALL CITIZENS ALL POLITICIANS, DECISION-MAKERS LOCAL GOV’T WORKERS ALL EDUCATORS
  • 40. AND ALL ORGANISATIONS OF ALL TYPES SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, COMPANIES etc A TOWN, CITY, REGION CAN ONLY LEARN ITS WAY INTO THE FUTURE
  • 41. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? Cities and regions in a globalized world cannot afford not to become learning cities and regions. It is a matter of prosperity, stability, employability and the personal well-being of all citizens European Commission Policy Paper on the Local and Regional Dimension of Lifelong Learning (N Longworth author)
  • 42. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? What’s a Learning Region when it’s at home?
  • 43. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? A Learning City or Region A place with plans and strategies to encourage personal growth, social cohesion and sustainable wealth-creation through the development of the human potential of all its citizens and the social, financial and cultural potential of its institutions and organisations
  • 44. So All Cities and Regions value Learning If they don’t they will decline! How much is yours already a true Learning City or Region?
  • 45. THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR LEARNING CITIES CONFERENCE HELD IN BEIJING, OCTOBER 21/22, 2013 ATTENDED BY CITY MAYORS, GOVERNMENT MINISTERS, ACADEMIC EXPERTS and SPONSORING ORGANISATIONS
  • 46. The UNESCO International Platform for Learning Cities An Invitation to invest in the Future of Cities and Regions
  • 47. IPLC KEY FEATURES Indicators that define and measure the growth and performance of Learning cities QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE
  • 48. Major building blocks of a learning city A Vibrant Culture of Learning throughout Life Enhanced Quality and Excellence in Learning Extended Use of Modern Learning Technologies Effective Learning for and in the Workplace Wider benefits of building a learning city Revitalised Community Learning Inclusive Learning from Basic to Higher Education A Preliminary Framework of the UNESCO Global Learning City Index ‘Lifelong Learning for All is Our City’s Future.’ Fundamental conditions for building a learning city 55
  • 49. 3 Categories of the GLCN Index 1. The Wider Benefits of Building a Learning City The Why – Social, Economic, Environmental 2. The Major Building Blocks of a Learning City The What – Educational, Analytical, Practical 3. The Fundamental Conditions for Building a Learning City The How – Political, Administrative, Resources
  • 50. 3 Wider Benefits for Creating a Learning City 1. Economic Growth and Prosperity A Learning City will maximise its own human, intellectual, cultural, geographical, community, technological and industrial potential, and devise innovative plans to increase the employment prospects and prosperity of all its citizens - Exploit all Resources - In-Company Learning - Research and Development - Innovation and Creativity -
  • 51. Udine/Friuli – A Learning City/Region? Technological RESOURCES IN THE LEARNING CITY Ethnic Human Stakeholder
  • 52. Udine/Friuli – A Learning City/Region? IDEOPOLIS ‘A City or Region whose economy is driven by the creative search for, and the application of, new ideas, thinking and knowledge, and which is firmly rooted to the creative transfer of ideas, to opportunities, to innovation, and eventually to production.’ Cannon, Nathan and Westwood
  • 53. Goteborg city built a state of the art learning centre in an old run-down shipbuilding yard with every modern learning aid including virtual reality
  • 54. SME’s USE IT TO TRAIN, MANAGERS, ENGINEERS AND SCIENTISTS use it SME’s to train managers, engineers and scientists
  • 55. The university moved in to help with mixed industry/student courses in Continuing Professional Development
  • 56. Older Schoolchildren mix in with the courses and the people
  • 57. The community uses it in the evenings for adult education and entertainment
  • 58. From a run-down site The Learning Centre has created a vibrant, exciting, vital centre of learning activity that has vastly enhanced the regional economy and inspired learning for all And it’s described in the EUROlocal Storehouse
  • 59. 3 Wider Benefits for Creating a Learning City 1. Economic Growth and Prosperity A Learning City will maximise its own human, intellectual, cultural, geographical, community, technological and industrial potential, and devise innovative plans to increase the employment prospects and prosperity of all its citizens - Exploit all Resources - In-Company Learning - Research and Development - Innovation and Creativity - Entrepreneurialism -
  • 60. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? Chemainus, Vancouver Island, Canada
  • 61. Udine/Friuli - A Learning Region? Chemainus, Vancouver Island, Canada
  • 62. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? Chemainus, Vancouver Island, Canada
  • 63. 3 Wider Benefits for Creating a Learning City 1. Economic Growth and Prosperity A Learning City will maximise its own human, intellectual, cultural, geographical, community, technological and industrial potential, and devise innovative plans to increase the employment prospects and prosperity of all its citizens - Exploit all Resources - In-Company Learning - Research and Development - Innovation and Creativity - Entrepreneurialism - Ease of BusinessStart-ups - Promoting Inward Investment - Links with other cities/regions - New Skills and Competences
  • 64. Udine/Friuli – A Learning City/Region Handling Information DecisionMaking Problem Solving Entrepreneurial Skills Communication and Management Team Working SKILLS/ATTRIBUTES FOR A KNOWLEDGE AGE Learning to Learn Lifelong Thinking, Creativity Flexibility Adaptability Planning and Self-management Achieving Personal Potential Listening, Interpreting Reasoning and Critical Judgment Turning Knowledge Into Action
  • 65. 3 Wider Benefits for Creating a Learning City 1. Economic Growth and Prosperity A Learning City will maximise its own human, intellectual, cultural, geographical, community, technological and industrial potential, and devise innovative plans to increase the employment prospects and prosperity of all its citizens - Exploit all Resources - In-Company Learning - Research and Development - Innovation and Creativity - Entrepreneurialism - Ease of Business Start-ups - Promoting Inward Investment - Links with other cities/regions - New Skills and Competences - Learning Organisations - Employability v Employment - Dynamic Management - Etc etc etc
  • 66. 3 Key Benefits for Creating a Learning City 2. Sustainable Development A Learning city will respect the environmental changes taking place world-wide and ensure that future development does not permanently deplete the earth’s resources. It will also educate citizens in environmental matters and respect the citizens’ needs for clean, pollution-free open spaces to live, work and play - Citizen’s Awareness and Participation - Urban Green Spaces - Air Pollutants Control/Reduction - Energy Consumption Control/Reduction - Public Transport Efficiency - Waste Management and Recycling - Environmental Impact Assessments - Water Management - Climate Change Readiness Etc etc etc
  • 67. 3 Wider Benefits for Creating a Learning City 3. Enabling Individual Empowerment and Fostering Social Cohesion A Learning City will devise strategies that provide citizens with the tools and competences to become adaptable and flexible, versatile and entrepreneurial, while, at the same time, making provision for the mentally, physically and financially disadvantaged - Improving Adult Literacy - Mentors, Guides and Coaches -Using personal learning tools
  • 68. LEARNING CITY/REGION TOOLS – Examples on http:// eurolocal.info Tools for Personal development Personal Learning Awareness Tools - for personal understanding of an individual’s learning past and present and the development of awareness of future needs for learning Personal Learning Plan Development Tools - for constructing a personal learning plan over a period of 2, 3 or 5 years Learning Needs Audit Tools – for local and regional authority personnel (eg LILARA) Eportfolios – for helping individuals to plan their own futures
  • 69. 3 Wider Benefits for Creating a Learning City 3. Individual Empowerment and Social Cohesion A Learning City will devise strategies that provide citizens with the tools and competences to become adaptable and flexible, versatile and entrepreneurial, while, at the same time, making provision for the mentally, physically and financially disadvantaged - Improving Adult Literacy - Mentors, Guides and Coaches - Using personal learning tools - Increasing Civic participation - Reducing Gap between rich and poor - Ensuring Equality of Opportunity - Improving Social Security - Promoting Health and Well-being -Etc etc etc
  • 70. Six Building Blocks Of a Learning City
  • 71. Six Key Building Blocks of a Learning City 1. Creating Dynamic Learning Opportunities for All in Formal Education Systems A Learning City adopts innovative strategies that use lifelong learning concepts to promote the skills, knowledge and understanding that transform the city’s young people into confident, creative and contributing citizens with positive values and attitudes in their journey from pre-school towards employment. Primary and Pre-Primary Education Secondary Education Tertiary Education % Non-traditional students Remedial Education Third Age learning Curriculum Reform Learning Methods Etc etc etc
  • 72. Six Key Building Blocks of a Learning City 2. Re-vitalised Community Learning A Learning City develops strategies to expand adult learning into families and the community, including intergenerational learning, adult literacy, second chance opportunities, personal and family learning plans and the provision of community centres delivering learning where, when and how citizens want it
  • 73. Six Key Building Blocks of a Learning City( contd) 3. Effective Learning for and in the Workplace A Learning City adopts a variety of learning initiatives to provide the 21st century skills and competencies that are needed for present and future public and private workplaces, and to ensure that employment opportunities are continually available to its citizens Learning Organisations Employees’ participation in Education Employers’ Commitment to Education Training for the Unemployed Partnerships with Education Institutions Etc etc etc
  • 74. Udine/Friuli – a Learning City/Region? A Learning Organisation ‘A workplace, private or public, where all employees have a continuous learning plan for the sustainable growth of their career, their personal development and their contribution to the organisation’s future’ ‘A place which is continuously reinventing itself in order to cope with constant change and to fulfil its responsibilities to all its stakeholders’
  • 75. Six Key Building Blocks of a Learning City( contd) 4. Extended use of Modern Learning Technologies. A Learning City encourages the use of all innovative lifelong learning tools and techniques including the internet, e-learning, audits, self-generated learning, personal learning plans and materials, ICT, distance learning, multimedia etc
  • 76. Six Key Building Blocks of a Learning City ( contd) 5. Enhanced Quality and Excellence in Learning A Learning City will ensure access to quality learning support systems and continuing professional development for, inter alia, teachers and administrators, and continuously monitor learning performance and standards Availability of trained teachers Special Learning Support Schemes Learner-Friendly Environments Inclusive Quality Education Non-threatening Assessment Employability of Students Ownership of Learning
  • 77. Six Key Building Blocks of a Learning City ( contd) 6. A vibrant lifelong learning culture A Learning City is a place where learning is frequently celebrated and rewarded, learning festivals and consultation methods motivate citizens to learn from and with each other and play an active part in the ctity’s future and where health and well-being is greatly increased Celebration/Learning Festivals Media Involvement Recognition and Reward Plentiful Information/Consultation Lifelong Learning Materials Where, When and How
  • 78. LEARNING MATERIALS from http://eurolocal.info LILLIPUT materials – LONGLEARN Materials 14 modules, 57 lessons 200 hours of learning materials on most lifelong learning city aspects 9 modules, 60 topics, 300 assignments linked to the book ‘Learning Cities, Learning Regions, Learning Communities’
  • 79. 3 Fundamental Conditions for Building a Learning City
  • 80. Fundamental Conditions for Building a Learning City 1. Vision, Political Will and Commitment Learning City Leaders show enlightened vision and give enthusiastic backing for the provision of resources that help create a positive, stable and prosperous future for the Learning City Learning City strategy dev’t Vision Statement
  • 81. LEARNING CITY VISION - Example MAWSON LAKES VISION To create a 21st century community, global in orientation, that successfully balances and integrates evolutionary strategies in economic, educational, social and environmental activity – Live, learn, work and play in an – Integrated, harmonious, safe and ecologically and economically sustainable environment
  • 82. PARTNERSHIPS Mawson Lakes School Facilities ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Mawson Centre – open to all Sports and gymnasium Library and Media Centre Arts Centre University of South Australia ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Laboratory sharing People sharing Teaching practice Mentors Entreprises, Business ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Joint Projects – employmenti competitions Mentors Curriculum and Resources help Exhibitions of Childrens’ Work The world of work Job tasting and shadowing College for adults ◦ Joint Projects j ◦ Cinematic projects Service to the community ◦ Help for the handicapped ◦ Visits to pensioners ◦ Fund-raising - swimming, walking etc Parental Contributions ◦ Open Door ◦ Help in the Classroom ◦ Journals and Newsletters School Access by the community ◦ Everyone who wants to learn welcome ◦ Contribution of skills, knowledge etc ◦ Mentors International Partnerships ◦ With more than15 countries of the world ◦ Visits
  • 83. Fundamental Conditions for Building a Learning City 1. Vision, Political Will and Commitment Learning City Leaders show enlightened vision and give enthusiastic backing for the provision of resources that help create a positive, stable and prosperous future for the Learning City Learning City strategy dev’t Vision Statement Charters High-profile champions Public Awareness Campaigns Funding
  • 84. Fundamental Conditions for Building a Learning City 2. Good Governance and participation of all stakeholders A Learning City will continuously measure its performance and mobilise the contribution of city leaders, city institutions and citizens themselves to the building of a learning city INTERNATIONAL LINKS TO OTHER REGIONS NATIONAL LINKS TO GOVERNMENT, OTHER REGIONS Stimulating Stakeholder Cooperation PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS ADULT UNIVERSITIES, VET and OTHER CONTRIBUTORS EDUCATION PROVIDERS Identifying the Stakeholders Tools to help stakeholders help create a learning city CULTURAL SERVICES LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS etc What changes stakeholders need to make BUSINESS AND HEALTH ETC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS VOLUNTARY/ COMMUNITY Attentiveness to citizens Needs ORGANISATIONS Regular Monitoring and Evaluation EDUCATION STAKEHOLDERS
  • 85. More Stakeholders Organisations Restaurants Banks Media Organisations Museums Hospitals Small Businesses Libraries Churches Large Companies Surgeries Shops Community Centres Supermarkets Galleries Professional Associations Universities Scouts Adult Ed Colleges Local Authority Administrations etc etc
  • 86. LEARNING CITY/REGION TOOLS – Examples on http:// eurolocal.info Stakeholder Audit Tools - for helping organisations understand the learning city and their role and reponsibilities in its development (for schools, industry, adult ed, universities and local authorities) Stakeholder Development Tools – for assisting organisations to become learning organisations in a learning city (Schools. Universities, companies, local authorities, adult education etc)
  • 87. LEARNING REGION FESTIVALS - examples SAPPORO LEARNING FESTIVAL In Sapporo, every household received a booklet about learning in the region and where it could be taken. Some 50000 new learners resulted.
  • 88. Linking 21st Cenrury Learning Regions Princeton USA Schools Cultural Services Local Gov’t Adult Ed Khartoum, Africa Cultural Services Local Gov’t Adult Ed Universities Schools Business and Industry Business and Industry Adult Ed Adult Ed Universitie s Schools Cultural Services Local Gov’t Adult Ed Busines and Industry Universities Udine/Friuli Cultural Services Local Gov’t Toowoomba Australia Business and Industry Kerala, India Cultural Services Local Gov’t Schools Business and Industry Universitie s Schools Brasilia, S America Universitie s Cultural Services Schools Local Govt Business and Industry Adult Ed Universitie s
  • 89. A LEARNER’S CHARTER GOOD FOOD, GOOD HEALTH AND GOOD LEARNING ARE INTERDEPENDENT PARTS OF THE HUMAN BIO-SYSTEM AS A CITIZEN YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO LEARN AND TO DEVELOP YOUR OWN FULL POTENTIAL THROUGHOUT LIFE YOUR RIGHT TO LEARNING EXISTS IRRESPECTIVE OF YOUR RELIGION, ETHNIC BACKGROUND, AGE, NATIONALITY OR GENDER A CHARTER FOR YOUR CITY’S LEARNERS AS A CUSTOMER FOR LEARNING YOUR NEEDS TAKE FIRST PRIORITY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, LEARNING WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU WHERE, WHEN AND HOW YOU DESIRE IT THE VALUE OF LEARNING WILL BE ACTIVELY PROMOTED AND ENCOURAGED THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFETIME YOUR INDIVIDUAL LEARNING STYLE WILL BE RECOGNISED AND CATERED FOR WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE LEARNING DIFFICULTIES YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE EXPERT HELP WITHIN SOPHISTICATED SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE SYSTEMS AT ALL TIMES YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO MODERN RESOURCES FOR LEARNING WHEREVER THEY MAY BE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, YOU WILL BE GIVEN OWNERSHIP OF, AND CONTROL OVER, YOUR OWN LEARNING WHATEVER LEARNING YOU CHOOSE TO DO WILL BE TREATED WITH RESPECT, RECOGNITION AND REWARD
  • 90. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? WHERE’S IT HAPPENING NOW? GERMANY – 90+ LEARNING REGIONS FINLAND – MOST CITIES AND REGIONS CHINA – EVERY CITY AND REGION JAPAN – MOST CITIES AND REGIONS VICTORIA/AUSTRALIA EVERY CITY and COMMUNITY UK – LEARNING CITIES NETWORK - 100 SOUTH KOREA – ALL MAJOR CITIES AFRICA – BOTSWANA, CAPE PROVINCE WHERE’S IT GOING TO HAPPEN? EVERYWHERE!
  • 91. HTTP//:eurolocal.info
  • 92. Udine/Friuli - A Learning Region? How will we know when we have created a learning city/region?
  • 93. Udine/Friuli - A Learning City/Region? When, of the first ten people we speak to in the street, 8 can describe what a learning city/region is When 80% of politicians acknowledge that lifelong learning is the secret of economic growth When 70% of people are in harmonious contact with people from other regions and cultures When 60% of the city/region’s energy is from renewable sources When……………….
  • 94. It takes a leap of imagination, energy, conviction and courage and, it has to be said, sometimes political suicide, to break from the way things are to the way things should be. .... But every region can benefit from developing new generic skills in its citizens.... Because these are the basis for new growth and employability
  • 95. Udine/Friuli - A Learning Region? A Learning Organisation ‘A place where inventing new knowledge is not a specialised activity… it is a way of behaving, indeed a way of being, where every worker is a knowledge worker.’ ‘A place where unlearning is actively encouraged.’ Rover Learning Business
  • 96. Fundamental Conditions for Building a Learning City 1. Vision, Political Will and Commitment Learning City Leaders show enlightened vision and give enthusiastic backing for the provision of resources that help create a positive, stable and prosperous future for the Learning City Learning City strategy dev’t Vision Statement Charters
  • 97. What will these Exchanges do? KnowSpread Information, Know-how and support between city administrations Activate Joint Learning City Development Projects Fuel Inward Economic Development Vitalise Active Lifelong Learning Programmes between schools, adult education, universities, local authorities and companies etc Help develop and mobilise human and community capital Stimulate Award schemes for global learning cities Inspire Environmental Awareness Programmes Kindle innovation and creativity in people and organisations Invigorate Quality and Excellence and Learning Organisations Exchange Learning Technologies Increase Trade Links and enhance economic opportunities/employment