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Sue Potts to discuss challenges of evaluating non-formal adult education courses at Ipsos MORI event

Added on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

On Monday 11 December, ICC researcher, Sue Potts, will contribute to a panel discussion as part of the evaluation of the Community Learning Mental Health Research Project.

Held at the Department for Education, Sue will be joined on the panel by the evaluation team for the project, as well as other experts in the fields of adult education, community learning, and mental health and wellbeing.

The Department for Education commissioned Ipsos MORI, in collaboration with the Centre for Mental Health, to undertake the evaluation, in order to explore whether the non-formal adult education courses provided as part of the research project can help people with mild-to-moderate mental health problems manage their symptoms and improve their wellbeing. The evaluation is currently in the process of collating and analysing the data collected by individual providers.

The panel discussion will focus on key challenges for this research project, specifically, but also for research more generally within the field, with Sue drawing in particular on her experience in leading the SILO project: a European Commission funded project that led to the creation of a pedagogical framework through which artists and creative practitioners can validate adult employability competences gained from participatory arts.

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