World of research
ELM opens a window to the world of research by interviewing researchers and discussing research in an understandable, accessible way.
Talking senior language students out of insecurities
The older you get, the harder it is to learn a foreign language. Some would say almost impossible. But not Hungarian researcher Emese Schiller.
“I wanted to change the system” – Three paths to research in adult education
Scholars from Iceland, Finland and Ireland share why they embarked on an academic career and how they chose their research topic.
Bringing Bildung ideal to life: Q&A with Michiel Tolman
The Bildung Academy translates classical bildung theory into contemporary education programmes. The founder, Michiel Tolman, wanted to create a broader approach to educating adults.
Neuroscience research is vulnerable to hijacking in the self-improvement market
Neuroscience research will have a resounding effect on how we structure our own learning. But we need to be cautious about how the language of science is used in claims about learning.
Elm autumn issue 2021 examines research and practice in adult education
Journalistic media such as Elm Magazine can have an important role as a connector between research and practice. For the upcoming theme issue, Elm partners with the Year of Research-based knowledge.
Educational games, mobile quizzes and digital badges are transforming learning
How is gamification affecting adult education? Three experts share their views on the future of gamification and game-based learning.
Tomorrow’s learning: utopias and dystopias
Adult education experts and researchers from Serbia, Belgium and Finland share their vision for what learning could and should look like in the coming years.
Beliefs matter in numeracy education
Beliefs in adult education should be studied more, says researcher Sonja Beeli. Personal learning histories and specific incidents strongly influence someone’s view of mathematics – and this applies to teachers too.
Media literacy and seniors – Much more than recognising fake news
A recent study found that particularly older internet users were responsible for sharing fake news online. But there’s much more to the seniors’ media literacy skills than that, as researcher Päivi Rasi reminds us.
Adult Education Journal: The denser and more urban a university campus is, the more informal learning happens
Increased competitiveness and more visibility in society. These requirements have become familiar to universities in recent years. How to make them a reality? A study from Finland offers one possible answer.