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From personal choices to international agreements – climate policy is made on several levels
Climate change can be influenced on many different levels: through personal choices, national legislation and international agreements.
Adult Education Journal: The denser and more urban a university campus is, the more informal learning happens
Increased competitiveness and more visibility in society. These requirements have become familiar to universities in recent years. How to make them a reality? A study from Finland offers one possible answer.
Learning in a close urban community
As more and more people become packed into cities, all aspects of our lives, including learning, will be urbanised. But does the environment have any effect on learning at all? The text is an editorial written for issue 4/2019 on Adult Education and Urban Learning.
Ditching lifelong learning at work is a leadership problem
What is the role of continuous education in answering a global megatrend, the revolution in working life? How to make workplaces value lifelong learning? Two education experts share their thoughts on why all organisations should grab the bull by the horns and start sending their staff – and their managers – to training.
Learn or become obsolete
The pace of change in the world is already so fast that nobody can avoid lifelong learning. The text is an editorial written for issue 3/2019 on Adult Education and Megatrends.
Sure, my neighbour Joe knows best
An increasingly vocal section of Europeans believe in themselves or their neighbour more than they do researchers. Why does talking from experience outdo scientific knowledge?
Adult educator: learn (at least) these terms about gender plurality and sexual orientation
What should an adult educator know about LGBTI issues? In education, the attitude matters more than memorising terms, says Marita Karvinen, Training Curator at Seta, an organisation for LGBTI rights in Finland. But to be able to hold a conversation about the topical issue in class, some basics will be needed.
Am I normal?
The #MeToo movement showed clearly that, for many of us adults, ideas of sexuality and sexual rights have grown outdated, to say the least. For the enjoyment and safety of us all, ways to start offering lifelong sex education should be found. The text is an editorial written for issue 2/2019 on Adult Education and Sex.
Validation in adult education – citizen’s right or a bugbear of achievement society
How do you prove that you have a certain skill? This is the question on everyone’s lips in the field of non-formal or liberal adult education. My question was, do I really have to? The text is an editorial written for issue 1/2019 on Adult Education and Validation.
Adult education has a key role in solving some of the biggest challenges of our time, the new EAEA manifesto states
European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) has renewed its adult education manifesto and hopes to convince the decision-makers about the benefits of adult education.