Adult education and civil society organisations: Learning spaces in times of democratic turbulence
Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, in his column, argues that adult education addressing civic competence and active citizenship should be better supported. According to him, civil society organizations play a key role in bringing about social change and solving problems in societies.
Video gaming against extremism: Tools for peace builders
How can we use edutainment to counter polarisation and resist hate speech in Europe? The director of Radio La Benevolencija, George Weiss, has discovered tools for peace building by producing media edutainment programs.
Nordic view: Peace as a prerequisite to gender equality and human rights
Polarisation is an obstacle to peace and equality, but lifelong learning can play a key role in reducing it, says Prof. Ólafur Páll Jónsson of the University of Iceland’s School of Education.
How the future of civic education could shape the course of democracy in Europe
Civic education is an educational sector that faces great expectations, such as strengthening democratic engagement, but that has scarce resources, says Louisa Slavkova. She is a political scientist specialised in democracy development and civic education.
Development aid a must for building democracy in Palestine
Anne Tastula, in her column, brings attention to an important matter: the allocation of development aid to the Palestinian territories. Concerns about the potential misappropriation of funds and their alleged connection to terrorist groups have raised questions about the sustainability of aid from European countries. However, Tastula emphasizes the imperative need to recognise the crucial role that development aid plays in addressing the stability of the area.
Vocational skills are no longer enough for adult education in Europe
Are vocational skills still enough for adults in the challenging job market? Marcella Milana, professor in education and Chair of the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults, believes that unless we consider adults as citizens first, vocational skills won’t be enough.
Articles on sustainability and peace education
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The case for critical literacy, Hasan Aksoy on Paulo Freire
In this dialogue with the past, Hasan Aksoy, Professor of Education at Ankara University, discusses the role of Freirean education, the educational landscape in Turkey, and February’s tragic earthquake.
Millions of Indian women still struggling to read
New Literacy policy in India aims at improving learning amongst the women and disadvantaged. To achieve the goal to become a leading economic powerhouse for the 21st century, the country is aiming to make sure that every Indian can read.
Fact-checkers and journalists fighting against disinformation
People around the world are increasingly being exposed to the deliberate spreading of disinformation. Therefore, the need for critical media literacy is growing. Fact-checkers and journalists are taking an active role in this area. Let’s hear the experiences of fact-checkers from Albania, Belgium and Finland.