Columns and essays approach current issues from a personal point of view.
There is no magic trick for reaching the most vulnerable learners
Basic skills training for low skilled adults requires diverse approaches, forms and tools, Ivana Studená writes. The text is a column written for Speakers’ Corner series.
Are you ready to make space for the unknown?
All adult educators should go outdoors to embrace bodily, experiential ways of learning, writes researcher Riikka Suhonen. The text is a column written for issue 2/2021 on Adult Learning Outdoors.
Unexpected encounters: walking pedagogies in community learning
For years, Teresa Eça and Angela Saldanha have been exploring wandering as a tool for collaborative learning. They share some photo memories from these unplanned journeys. The text is a visual essay produced for issue 2/2021 on Adult Learning Outdoors.
Creating new learning pathways with AI – the journey has begun
As the first steps are being taken to use artificial intelligence to support the acquisition of skills, many questions remain unanswered. The text is an essay written for issue 1/2021 on Future of Adult Education.
Leave no-one behind: a case for democratising access to technology education
By opening up technology education to more students, we would make society fairer but also foster creative solutions to global challenges, argues Roberta Sgarliglia. The text is a column written for issue 1/2021 on Future of Adult Education.
The two faces of adult education
The task of critical and democratic adult education is to address awkward questions, including those about the adult education sector, writes Lisa Maria Reilly. The text is a column written for issue 4/2020 on Adult Education and Democracy.
Continuing Education? No thanks!
Resistance to continuing education is a reasonable, meaningful, legitimate defence against the imposition of the endless learning efforts adults are confronted with. The text is a column written for Speakers’ Corner series.
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.
Adult education and the cruel optimism of the technological solutionism
It is clear that moving to online teaching is not the miracle cure that many make it out to be, Maren Elfert writes. Cruel optimism builds visions for a future that are likely to become reality only for a privileged few. The text is a column written for Speakers’ Corner series.