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.
Millions of Indian women still struggling to read
New Literacy policy in India aims at improving learning amongst the women and disadvantaged. To achieve the goal to become a leading economic powerhouse for the 21st century, the country is aiming to make sure that every Indian can read.
Illiteracy – a forgotten problem in Europe?
Domenico Cersosimo, a former professor at the Calabria University, discusses the threats of functional illiteracy. At its worst, it limits people’s access to citizenship rights.
Fact-checkers and journalists fighting against disinformation
People around the world are increasingly being exposed to the deliberate spreading of disinformation. Therefore, the need for critical media literacy is growing. Fact-checkers and journalists are taking an active role in this area. Let’s hear the experiences of fact-checkers from Albania, Belgium and Finland.
Whereto, folk? Ove Korsgaard on N.F.S Grundtvig
In this dialogue with the past, Professor Ove Korsgaard discusses N.F.S Grundtvig’s lasting influence on democratic education and the implications of ‘folk’.
Good arguments against destructive behaviour
In Germany, argumentation training has proven to be a good basis for resisting extremist views and racist slogans in everyday life.
We need to start taking resistance to education seriously
We need to acknowledge that people have many valid reasons for not participating in adult education, argues Professor Daniela Holzer.
Cost-of-living crisis gives new life to civil disobedience in Scotland
The volatile economic situation is changing the way people feel about central politics. The Don’t Pay campaign is a grassroots campaign opposing the rise in energy bills in the UK.
Courage, skills and mashed potatoes
Protesting is a key part of democratic culture and a strong civil society. Successful protesting often requires learning a variety of different tactics.
The radical politics of intimate spaces: Akwugo Emejulu on bell hooks
In this dialogue with the past, Professor Emejulu discusses bell hooks’ lasting influence on pedagogy, solidarity and resistance.
A Man with Hope
Emeritus Professor Linden West delves into the stories of marginalised people to understand obstacles to adult learning, and to encourage dialogue and democratic participation.