Research & Practice of Adult Education
Should there be more dialogue between research and practice in adult education?
Strange Places: Weaving self and other in adult education research
Research in adult education needs to address inequality but not at the expense of its students, Lisa Maria Reilly writes. The text is a column written for issue 3/2021 on Research & Practice of Adult Education.
Journalism should be a bridge builder
The journalistic media also plays a role in making research-based knowledge more accessible and visible in everyday life. The text is an editorial written for issue 3/2021 on Research & Practice of Adult Education.
Education journals can be mediators and agenda setters
Adult education journals and publications are important communicators of research-based knowledge. More and more of them are becoming fully digital.
Putting research into practice: challenges and opportunities in adult education
New initiatives in Sweden are bringing practice-oriented research into adult education. Two Nordic experts share their insights about how adult education research and the use of it could be further improved.
Curiosity led Bjarne Wahlgren to work at the intersection of two worlds
For Bjarne Wahlgren, it was a natural choice to have one career line in education practice and one in academia. More focus on learning transfer is urgently needed, he argues.
Sustainable knowledge transfer requires new ways of collaboration
The dialogue between research and practice in adult education must start with considering the fundamental differences between both systems, writes Peter Brandt from the DIE. The text is an essay written for issue 3/2021 on Research & Practice of Adult Education.
Talking senior language students out of insecurities
The older you get, the harder it is to learn a foreign language. Some would say almost impossible. But not Hungarian researcher Emese Schiller.
“I wanted to change the system” – Three paths to research in adult education
Scholars from Iceland, Finland and Ireland share why they embarked on an academic career and how they chose their research topic.
Bringing Bildung ideal to life: Q&A with Michiel Tolman
The Bildung Academy translates classical bildung theory into contemporary education programmes. The founder, Michiel Tolman, wanted to create a broader approach to educating adults.
Neuroscience research is vulnerable to hijacking in the self-improvement market
Neuroscience research will have a resounding effect on how we structure our own learning. But we need to be cautious about how the language of science is used in claims about learning.