More Bildung for Adult Education - Towards a holistic understanding of ALE (adult learning and education) in the 21st Century
Trainings in Danish Folkhighschools start with singing a song. What is the ratio behind this tradition? In their book “The Nordic Secret”, Lene Rachel Andersen and Tomas Björkman claim that the success of the Nordic countries is closely linked to their concept of education. The journey of the Nordic countries from being one of the poorest and remotest regions in Europe to being a forerunner in many aspects seems to be closely linked to the success of the folkbidning concept. It creates an adult learning culture based on humanistic concepts of individual growth and the holistic development of communities and societies. This concept represents an interesting alternative to the instrumental view on adult learning, as it was dominant throughout the last decades.
The event aims to explore the potential of the folkbildning concept and the ideas, which shaped the concept, for the further development of the ALE sector. We will ask whether the current challenges around climate change, pandemic, digitalization and coherence in the society create the need for rethinking our concepts and creating new formats, which enable citizens to reflect, act and shape the transformations in their life, communities and societies. Additionally, a set of good practices from different European countries will inspire.
- December 10th, 9.30 h – 12.30 h
- December 11th, 9.30 h – 11.45 h
- DVV International (Institute for International Cooperation of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband)
- EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults)
- VHS Bonn (Adult Education Center, Bonn)
- EAAL Germany (European Agenda for Adult Learning / National Agency Education for Europe)
Technical details and the Zoom-link will be forwarded in the run-up to the conference.The event will be organized as Zoom-conference. You will receive a confirmation by e-mail after saving the registration.