Resilience has become as a buzz-word but is also widely criticised. What does it actually mean in adult learning and education?
Adversity, reorientation and learning go hand in hand
Therapists discuss the meaning of resilience in relation to their practice. They highlight the importance of engaging in an honest dialogue with oneself.
Open online education ensures education for all
Two education experts share their visions on the democratic potential of the open online education and resources.
Grandmothers learn and teach about mental health in Zimbabwean communities
A health organization trained local grandmothers, gogos, to help tackle rising mental health problems in the area. Gogos are respected in the community and easy to approach.
Where is the human element in digital learning?
For digital education to get better, it needs to be more focused on people and critical thinking, Sean Michael Morris argues.
Teaching in a stressful living environment requires sensitivity
Ilona Taimela taught Finnish children who were living in the Al-Hol camp in Syria. It was also important to support the children’s parents in a situation where families lacked all safety nets.
Exploring a contradictory topic requires both critical analysis and openness
If resilience has been appropriated and misused, it is up to us to reclaim and redefine it. The text is an editorial written for issue 4/2021 on Redefining Resilience.
We are more than mere consumers of what already exists
The underlying assumption in the discourse of resilience appears to be that the world is beyond our control, writes Maja Maksimovic. The text is a column written for issue 4/2021 on Redefining Resilience.
Between suffering and survival – the quest for Ecoresilience
Adult education needs to shift the focus from individual resilience onto multidisciplinary, systemic approaches, writes Björn Wallen. The text is a column written for issue 4/2021 on Redefining Resilience.
Can non-formal education be the future of lifelong learning?
Coming out of the pandemic, adult education needs to find ways to transition forward in a way that is democratic and accessible. Resilient adult education leaves no-one behind.