Depth and context for new trends and phenomena in societies and the world of adult education.
Future of literacy: diverse and complex
The variety of different forms of text and information in our daily lives is exploding. “Literacy as a concept also needs to expand,” argues Finnish literacy researcher Sari Sulkunen.
Data literacy helps in the recognition of warning signals
Data literacy should become a new objective in the curriculum of life, demands data expert Katharina Schüller from the German Association of Founders.
Our brain was not built for this
In the era of disinformation, we need to learn completely new behaviour models, argues demoracy activist Alice Stollmeyer.
Climate change education requires different tools in urban and rural settings
African countries suffer disproportionately from the consequences of climate change, but have little control over climate policy.
Online communities are shifting our means of learning
More people are moving to online environments to create their own learning communities beyond institutional structures, writes Pascale Mompoint-Gaillard. The text is a column written for issue 2/2022 on Learning and Making.
“I don’t really believe in the idea of passive knowledge transfer”
Irene-Angelica Chounta explores how hackathons and other types of “digital making” can make academic learning a more hands-on experience.
Prison education in Europe: alarming inequalities and revolutionary learning
Experts in adult education for inmates in Sweden, Scotland and Italy talk about the challenges and innovations of the penitentiary system in their countries.
Community Engagement as a pillar of degree programmes in Palestine
Pursuing higher education can be the only way to spend time, if there is no work or other possibilities. Palestinian university engages students by offering engagement with the community.
“I want education that is exciting and fun”
Meet the board: Maja Maksimović believes that learning pathways should leave room for unpredictability, intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm.
Adversity, reorientation and learning go hand in hand
Therapists discuss the meaning of resilience in relation to their practice. They highlight the importance of engaging in an honest dialogue with oneself.