“Adult Education and the Planetary Condition” - Sixth Nordic Conference of Adult Education


School of Education, University of Tampere, Finland

Organizers: Universities of Tampere and Åbo Akademi, Research Programme Freedom and Responsibility of Popular Adult Education

Contact persons: Anja Heikkinen, anja.heikkinen@uta.fi, Annika Turunen, Annika.turunen@abo.fi

Both the theory and practice of adult education have developed much as a response to societal and economical change in a nation-state context. Currently researchers, practitioners and policy-makers of adult education are witnessing consequences of globalization, not only as increased interaction and mobility across different kinds of borders, but also as financial and economical, social and environmental crises at a global scale. The local challenges of adulthood are increasingly also planetary. The loose umbrella of the sixth biannual Nordic conference of adult education and learning is the place and function of adult education in a planetary perspective. It invites researchers to discuss their topics and results in the tension-field of local and global. Contributions relating adult education to social, economical, ecological and cultural issues are especially welcome, but the conference is open to all interested in encounters and dialogues within the Nordic adult education community.

More information about the program, call for papers and conference practicalities will follow soon and will be available on the conference website http://www.peda.net/veraja/vsy/nordic2015/.

Call for papers (pdf)