Resistance creates friction, but is also an important positive force. What does it mean in adult learning and education?
Good arguments against destructive behaviour
In Germany, argumentation training has proven to be a good basis for resisting extremist views and racist slogans in everyday life.
Adult education needs shame busting
Shame is often at the heart of resistance to adult learning, writes Professor Jude Walker. We need to drag shame into the daylight to diminish its power. The text is a Speakers’ Corner column written for issue 3/2022 on Resistance.
We need to start taking resistance to education seriously
We need to acknowledge that people have many valid reasons for not participating in adult education, argues Professor Daniela Holzer.
Cost-of-living crisis gives new life to civil disobedience in Scotland
The volatile economic situation is changing the way people feel about central politics. The Don’t Pay campaign is a grassroots campaign opposing the rise in energy bills in the UK.
Courage, skills and mashed potatoes
Protesting is a key part of democratic culture and a strong civil society. Successful protesting often requires learning a variety of different tactics.
The radical politics of intimate spaces: Akwugo Emejulu on bell hooks
In this dialogue with the past, Professor Emejulu discusses bell hooks’ lasting influence on pedagogy, solidarity and resistance.
A Man with Hope
Emeritus Professor Linden West delves into the stories of marginalised people to understand obstacles to adult learning, and to encourage dialogue and democratic participation.
Our brain was not built for this
In the era of disinformation, we need to learn completely new behaviour models, argues demoracy activist Alice Stollmeyer.
Climate change education requires different tools in urban and rural settings
African countries suffer disproportionately from the consequences of climate change, but have little control over climate policy.
“When I think of resistance, I think of my colleagues”
As war is uprooting lives in Ukraine, adult educators have needed to find flexible solutions to offer the right support. We talked to Oleg Smirnov, who works and lives in Kyiv.