FEBRUARY 4 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION. Organised by Trafford Metropolitan Borough at Lancashire County Cricket Club to identify good practice and understand the value of broadening the curriculum for students of all abilities. Speakers include: Richard Guy, Manchester Training and Enterprise Council, and Keith Weller, School Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Fee: Pounds 70.50. Details: Martin Flatman, 0161 912 31153060.
THE FEHE DIVIDE:IS IT STILL RELEVANT?
Organised by national organisation for adult learning, NIACE, at Sheffield University. Speakers include: Sir William Stubbs, rector, London Institute; Roger Ward, chief executive, Association of Colleges; and Colin Flint, principal, Solihull College. Fee: Pounds 150. Details: 0116 204 4200.
ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH CONFERENCE Organised by and held at Oklahoma State University. Details: Education Extension, 325 Willard Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078-4034, tel: 001 405 744 62549190; or http:www.okstate.eduedextensionextension.html JULY 17-20
REASONS TO BELIEVE:NATURALISTIC VERSUS NON-NATURALISTIC PERSPECTIVES Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, is hosting this interdisciplinary conference, for which submitted papers are invited by February 25. Details: Michael Silberstein, department of philosophy, Elizabethtown College, PA 17022, tel: 001 717 361 1329; or email@example.comEVENTS JANUARY 15
DOES EDUCATION AND TRAINING GET IN THE WAY OF LEARNING?
Campaign for Learning lecture at the Royal Society of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2, 6pm, to be given by Dr Stephanie Pace Marshall, executive director, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She will look at how education must change in order to develop the kind of learner required for the redefined and restructured workplace of the next century. Tickets free but bookable in advance. Details: 0171 930 5115.
A SENSE OF HUMOUR: THE LIFESKILL FOR THE 90s Workshop organised by CCDU Training and Consultancy, Leeds, to launch training materials aimed at teachers, managers, youth workers and parents. Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse. Participants will discover how to promote and use appropriate humour in the workplace or home. Fee: Pounds 45. Details: 0113 233 4920.