Adult Education and Urban Learning
How does urbanisation affect a particularly big issue of our era – learning?
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.
Enjoy art and drinks and learn in an urban environment
Kalab is a community centre in Bratislava run by volunteers who saw a cure for intolerance in bringing people together.
Encouraging eco-social learning
Learning about climate is more crucial than ever – but we still have too few opportunities and places for informal climate learning. How can climate awareness be facilitated in urban spaces with a high population density? A MEP, a rap artist, and the CEO of WWF Finland answer.
Libraries increase public space in Beirut
Beirut’s first municipal library was opened at the beginning of the millennium. In the libraries of Lebanon’s capital city there is a desire to promote not only lifelong learning but also equality.
Everyday learning forgotten in cities
The fragmentation of groups of people and a decline in face-to-face encounters do not bode well for informal or everyday learning. As a result of migration, differences between countries, cities and districts are increasing, and barriers between people are getting higher.
Has lifelong learning anything to do with urbanisation?
The creation of new learning opportunities in the cities should include also the idea that the negative effects of urbanisation could be solved, writes Lauri Tuomi. The text is a column written for issue 4/2019 on Adult Education and Urban Learning.
The whole city teaches
What if the whole city was a lifelong learning space in itself? The Finnish capital Helsinki is aiming to lead the way in this.
Learning in a close urban community
As more and more people become packed into cities, all aspects of our lives, including learning, will be urbanised. But does the environment have any effect on learning at all? The text is an editorial written for issue 4/2019 on Adult Education and Urban Learning.
Stories create identity for one’s own urban life
Life in a city is shaped by common history. How can these roots be best discovered? By telling stories! At “narrative cafés”, people sit comfortably together and talk about their experiences.
Urban Learning in Europe – a journey to co-living and learning spaces
What do human beings hope from their urban environments? One answer is non-commercial spaces allowing them to engage in meaningful social interactions and new experiences. But building educational centres in needy neighbourhoods also have a peculiar side effect: gentrification.