Tools for democratic education
Three educators and innovators introduce their methods for more democratic learning and creating.
Social media creates new space for activism in Zimbabwe
Zimbabweans are learning to utilise social media to speak about their repressive government and fight for better policies.
Bringing women into politics
A programme addressing the under-representation of women in politics in rural Ireland demystifies local politics and helps creating tangible change in society.
Democracy has been proven fragile – what can adult education do to make it stronger?
Experts and researchers call for adult education to return to its roots and reinvent political education.
How to lie with statistics
Statistics are used for clarifying big data and making it more comprehensible. They can also be used in misleading ways, either by accident or in order to influence us. Do we actually understand statistics and the numbers behind all the news?
Lack of understandable economics widens existing inequalities
Digital and financial literacy are widely accepted as fundamental skills for everybody. Why not add economic literacy to that list? The text is a column written for issue 3/2020 on Adult Education and Numeracy & Finance.
Tackling under-representation in economics
Economists wield significant influence over the ideas and policies determining how our lives and our societies will change. To benefit all of society, economics must aim for more diversity. The text is an essay written for issue 3/2020 on Adult Education and Numeracy & Finance.
How does stress affect our learning abilities?
Facing an unexpected situation causes a stress reaction that can physiologically be compared to fear. These changes have an impact on what we memorise and how we learn.
Creating team spirit at a safe distance
When contact teaching became impossible, Harri Hertell decided to move his performance poetry workshops online. How did building connection, trust and support through a screen work?
A leap of faith: From engineering to ethnomusicology
It takes some courage to embark on a completely new study path as an adult. For Farshad Sanati, following his passion in music also meant moving to a completely new country with a new climate, language and culture.