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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Conference Papers and Proceedings
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Author(s): Field, John
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Title: Reflecting From the Front Line: Research on Lifelong Learning and Policies for Well-Being
Citation: Field J (2009) Reflecting From the Front Line: Research on Lifelong Learning and Policies for Well-Being In: Education-line Database, Leeds: University of Leeds. 39th Annual SCUTREA conference, 7.7.2009 - 9.7.2009, University of Cambridge, UK.
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Conference Name: 39th Annual SCUTREA conference
Conference Dates: 2009-07-07T00:00:00Z
Conference Location: University of Cambridge, UK
Abstract: The paper provides an account of the interface between policy and research on lifelong learning as experienced in a recent UK Foresight exercise. In 2008, the UK Government Office for Science published a lengthy report on what it called mental capital and well-being. Commissioned as part of the Foresight process – intended to help government anticipate emerging and urgent future developments - the report outlined a number of interventions that could be taken in the short to medium term in order to improve mental capital and well-being over the longer term. The paper concludes with reflections on the challenges and limitations of the researcher's role in policy development.
Status: Author Version
Rights: Authors retain copyright.; Statement from conference website: "SCUTREA holds a three day conference each year in early July, the proceedings of which are refereed and published. Past conference papers can be found in the Education-line collection."

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