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Adult education as a resource for resistance and transformation: Voices, learning experiences and identities of student and adult educators

This conference will explore and debate different possibilities for promoting the hope vested in education to empower adult learners, restore democracy, build a more just society and improve lives. In relation to access to adult education this raises issues of who gets access to what? Are certain individuals and groups left out? Or are there good examples of practice and research in relation to this?

We want to focus on adult education in its broadest sense and a range of contexts such as community education, further and higher education and workplace learning (informal, non-formal and formal contexts). We want to explore these different educational and learning contexts and resources and their potential for developing learning careers and identities in ways which can lead to critical thinking, self-development and transformation both individually and collectively (Lima, 2018). In working towards more democratic and egalitarian adult education practices agency becomes important in challenging structural inequalities. Issues of class, gender, race and disability inequalities and their intersections become important in this process.

Summary:

Adult education as a resource for resistance and transformation: Voices, learning experiences and identities of student and adult educators

This conference will explore and debate different possibilities for promoting the hope vested in education to empower adult learners, restore democracy, build a more just society and improve lives. In relation to access to adult education this raises issues of who gets access to what? Are certain individuals and groups left out? Or are there good examples of practice and research in relation to this?

We want to focus on adult education in its broadest sense and a range of contexts such as community education, further and higher education and workplace learning (informal, non-formal and formal contexts). We want to explore these different educational and learning contexts and resources and their potential for developing learning careers and identities in ways which can lead to critical thinking, self-development and transformation both individually and collectively (Lima, 2018). In working towards more democratic and egalitarian adult education practices agency becomes important in challenging structural inequalities. Issues of class, gender, race and disability inequalities and their intersections become important in this process.

Target Group(s):
  • ADULT EDUCATION PRACTITIONERS, pollicy makers, researchers
Topics tackled :
  • Neoliberalism and marketisation and its impact on learners, adult educators and institutions as well as strategies and policies to overcome this in different learning contexts
  • Using adult education as a space for resistance for building a more humanistic education for social purpose and social justice
  • Issues of access and who gets access to what
  • Issues of inequalities (class, gender, ethnicity, disability and age) and the intersection of these
Dates of the Conference:
  • 2019-11-07 2019-11-09
Website: https://esreafpceuc2019.wixsite.com/esrea2019?fbclid=IwAR00c6U0M300A-QsQVfzamaxxKrEWz8VYDnjfP6bx8_NUJIe2B-2LQpPuFA
Agenda / Programme:

Adult education as a resource for resistance and transformation: Voices, learning experiences and identities of student and adult educators

This conference will explore and debate different possibilities for promoting the hope vested in education to empower adult learners, restore democracy, build a more just society and improve lives. In relation to access to adult education this raises issues of who gets access to what? Are certain individuals and groups left out? Or are there good examples of practice and research in relation to this?

We want to focus on adult education in its broadest sense and a range of contexts such as community education, further and higher education and workplace learning (informal, non-formal and formal contexts). We want to explore these different educational and learning contexts and resources and their potential for developing learning careers and identities in ways which can lead to critical thinking, self-development and transformation both individually and collectively (Lima, 2018). In working towards more democratic and egalitarian adult education practices agency becomes important in challenging structural inequalities. Issues of class, gender, race and disability inequalities and their intersections become important in this process.

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