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Protests as learning labs to increase adults’ ecological awareness
Combining their academic background and activism experience, Professor Violeta Orlovic and research associate Milica Marušić studied how environmental protests in Serbia became learning opportunities for activists and citizens. One of the benefits was the possibility to build citizenship identity.
Regaining the revolutionary power of education: Alisha Heinemann on Gayatri Spivak
In this dialogue with the past, Alisha Heinemann, Professor of Education at Bremen University, discusses the insights and importance of postcolonial theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak across the educational divides.
Vocational skills are no longer enough for adult education in Europe
Are vocational skills still enough for adults in the challenging job market? Marcella Milana, professor in education and Chair of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults, believes that unless we consider adults as citizens first, vocational skills won’t be enough.
The case for critical literacy, Hasan Aksoy on Paulo Freire
In this dialogue with the past, Hasan Aksoy, Professor of Education at Ankara University, discusses the role of Freirean education, the educational landscape in Turkey, and February’s tragic earthquake.
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.
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’.
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.