Adult Education and the Unexpected
How can adult education best respond to change and help people deal with unpredictable events in life?
How does stress affect our learning abilities?
Facing an unexpected situation causes a stress reaction that can physiologically be compared to fear. These changes have an impact on what we memorise and how we learn.
A leap of faith: From engineering to ethnomusicology
It takes some courage to embark on a completely new study path as an adult. For Farshad Sanati, following his passion in music also meant moving to a completely new country with a new climate, language and culture.
Creating team spirit at a safe distance
When contact teaching became impossible, Harri Hertell decided to move his performance poetry workshops online. How did building connection, trust and support through a screen work?
Skills gap analysis for the future
Global pandemics, technological development, climate change, migration and aging populations all affect the types of skills that are needed in societies. The Norwegian Committee on Skill Needs was founded to better predict and prepare for these changes.
Pandemic perpetuates inequalities in learning
Across Europe, educationally vulnerable adults are now at a particularly high risk of being left behind. But the inherent flexibility of the ALE sector can also be a key in tackling the crisis.
Environmental education: Could corona-anxiety lead to positive climate action?
There are many interesting parallels between coronavirus and the climate crisis. But can the pandemic actually shift people’s attitudes or policies? A researcher, campaigner and teacher educator specialising in environmental issues share their hopes and concerns.
Adapting to the new normal: The education system in times of crisis
Sometimes systems require a crisis to transform. Adult education must be flexible and adapt quickly to changes and challenges facing us as society, writes Sabine Verheyen, Chair of committee on Culture and Education In European Parliament. The text is a column written for issue 2/2020 on Adult Education and the Unexpected.
Studying as a refugee – instead of just waiting
The job of teaching in a refugee community is full of challenges. The Lebanon-based Syrian organisation Multi Aid Programs trains both children and adults to cope with daily life but also prepares them for a brighter future.
Embracing the uncertainty of life
Life is full of things that catch us off guard. To deal with change, we need flexibility, resilience and an open mind – all things that adult education can help provide. The text is an editorial written for issue 2/2020 on Adult Education and the Unexpected.
Dying for beginners
“Last Aid Courses” have been gaining popularity in many parts of the world. They aim to offer basic knowledge in palliative care but also break taboos around death.