Learning & teaching
Articles on good practices and knowledge about the benefits and challenges of adult education and lifelong learning. These articles also cover global societal phenomena and their links to lifelong learning.
EAEA aims at more diversity in adult education
Targeting vulnerable groups with outreach schemes involves the danger of forming problem groups and thereby reinforcing exclusion. How will EAEA avoid this pitfall in their upcoming project?
Silver screen in the service of learning
The winner of EAEA’s Grundtvig award, FILM-IN project involved its learners in film-making to foster active citizenship and tolerance.
Know yourself! – living with dyslexia
This article was originally published in Elm's predecessor media, LLinE.The path to coping with dyslexia leads from self-awareness to self-advocacy. The author's grassroots viewpoint is inspirational for teachers working with diverse learners.
The Knowledge Volunteers
In the "Knowledge Volunteers" project seniors were taught ICT skills by young peers. The low-threshold human contact alleviated “techno-fear” for the older learners.
Corporate social responsibility and employing the disabled – marketing, PR or untapped reserve?
Employing physically disabled workers is not an image trick but a HR policy that affects the whole mentality of an organization.
Rethinking Learning for Citizenship: To be equal and yet different
Greece in crisis is in dire need of learning for citizenship. A number of projects based on Learning by Design Framework have already had positive results.
Active citizens: a task for schools
According to the young Finnish politician Li Andersson, promoting people’s participation in society is a task for schools. For her it is important to use understandable language when speaking about active citizenship.
Active citizenship and late-life learning in the community
This paper argues there is no education outside the social realm. Two community learning projects in Malta show how a critical reading of the social realities of adults is central to effective citizenship.
Learning motivation – European problem?
Interview with Jamila, a young woman from Kabul about learning opportunities in Afghanistan. I am sitting in the GIZ office in Kabul, the headquarters of the huge project on reforms of vocational education and training in Afghanistan run in almost 60 schools all over the country. One of the members of the local staff
TED talks – inspiration or stand up?
Chances are, if you haven’t heard them, you will have heard of them. TED talks are lectures featuring high profile speakers, broadcast on the internet for free. The topics of the talks range from science to culture and societal issues. The talks are part of a special, privately-owned brand of event, the TED Conference, which