Adult Education and Megatrends
What kind of role does adult education have in responding to global megatrends and future challenges?
“A book, paper, pen – that’s all we need”
The digital transformation has revolutionary consequences also for our continuing education system. It is the trainers that should lead the way, not the students. The text is a column written for issue 3/2019 on Adult Education and Megatrends.
Ditching lifelong learning at work is a leadership problem
What is the role of continuous education in answering a global megatrend, the revolution in working life? How to make workplaces value lifelong learning? Two education experts share their thoughts on why all organisations should grab the bull by the horns and start sending their staff – and their managers – to training.
Learn or become obsolete
The pace of change in the world is already so fast that nobody can avoid lifelong learning. The text is an editorial written for issue 3/2019 on Adult Education and Megatrends.
Education alone cannot cure environmental anxiety but it can help
Are you worried about climate change? Many young people will say “yes”. The concern of young people about the environment is real, and it is the job of adults to take it seriously, says environmental educator Pinja Sipari.
Our ageing world needs education to survive
The current population of the Western world is older now than at any other time in history. The megatrend of extended life expectancy demands much more attention to be paid to lifelong learning and keeping mature people at workplaces.
Education has a big role in achieving a sustainable world population
Thanks to mainly education, the global fertility rate has decreased at a remarkable pace for decades. However, there is another challenge that adult education can rise to. It’s not only about how many we are, but how we live.
Sure, my neighbour Joe knows best
An increasingly vocal section of Europeans believe in themselves or their neighbour more than they do researchers. Why does talking from experience outdo scientific knowledge?
How can adult education in Europe have an impact on global overpopulation?
Migration can be an advantage when the fertility rates decline in Europe. Adult education is a key to integrating the adults, says anthropologist Björn Wallén.
Gaps in our Bildung
Solving wicked problems such as the climate crisis requires changes to lifestyle, technology and political decision-making. In addition we need to develop our fundamental ways of thinking.