Webinar ‘Family literacy and indigenous and local learning’

  • Date: 9 December 2021
  • Where: online event (Germany)

On 9 December 2021, the UNESCO’s Section of Youth, Literacy and Skills Development, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, and the University of East Anglia (UK) will host a webinar on ‘Family literacy and indigenous and local learning’.

Family literacy programmes are often organized in schools, health centres, libraries and other community learning spaces and some may extend to homes. It is in communities and homes where school-type literacies and everyday literacy practices interact and can enrich the experience of literacy learning for all: children, youth and adults.

This webinar will explore the potential of family literacy to enhance the learning of youth and adults, placing particular attention on the ways in which children and adults share knowledge and skills in everyday life, and the roles played by parents, caregivers, grandparents, siblings, cousins and community members in intergenerational learning. In this context, the engagement between family literacy programmes with indigenous knowledge and learning will also be explored.

The webinar will be an opportunity to share the latest research, policies and practices related to family literacy, indigenous literacies, knowledges and intergenerational learning practices. It targets policy-makers, practitioners and researchers in the field of adult literacy, early childhood care and education, and other sectors interested in the field of family literacy and intergenerational learning.

Date and time 

Thursday, 9 December 2021, from 10:30 to 13:30 (CET)





Working languages: English, French and Spanish

Source: https://uil.unesco.org/event/webinar-family-literacy-and-indigenous-and-local-learning