Adult Education and Cultural Heritage
Learning and unlearning for a more inclusive concept of cultural heritage.
Sharing Heritage – but shaping whose identity?
2018 is the year of European Cultural Heritage. However, the first research results also highlight questions of power and privilege. The question is: ‘whose’ European identity is presented throughout the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage’?
Wikis: New ways to learn old things
Wikipedia events demonstrate that heritage institutions are not dusty throwbacks or exclusive clubs for academics but are vibrant, modern, welcoming community hubs, says Jason Evans, National Wikimedian for Wales.
Taking the Sámi language back
It can be challenging for indigenous people to stick to their traditional livelihoods, culture, language and identity in the modern world. To keep their culture vital, the Scandic Sámi people utilise adult education centres across national borders.
How to change history?
The past 100 years have seen many changes in the teaching of the narrative of the Finnish Civil War. Adult education and independent studying are ways of receiving an up-to-date history lesson.
“We are a collective memory”
Recognizing that people have suffered and that we have been responsible for their suffering serves to strengthen relationships, says memory scholar Aleida Assmann.
The Gulf countries’ diversity can help to create an environment of learning
The Gulf region’s strength is in its diversity. Adult education can help to deepen the understanding of different cultures but much needs to be done as lifelong learning in the region lacks structural and systematic approach.
Remembering the heritage of the vanquished
Lifelong learning is needed to make sure that the concept of European heritage includes all Europeans. The text is an editorial written for issue 1/2018 on Adult Education and Cultural Heritage.
Everyone can enjoy art – and should have the possibility to do so
Introducing a European museum project with a specific aim: to make art accessible to people with Alzheimer’s disease.