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An age of endarkenment? Can adult education still make a difference?

Sprache: EN

Eingesandt von Hakan YANDIM

Adult education has the power to change lives, and in Australia has always been made up of educators and providers capable of adapting to the changing environments around them. Today, however, there is declining support for adult education at a time when there is growing public disenchantment with the political system, an uncivil public discourse, technological disruption and well-grounded fear for our environmental sustainability. This makes the challenge for adult education to meet the varying needs of adult learners more difficult. How might we think of adult education and learning for today’s challenging times? To begin I want to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Indigenous owners of the land where we meet and pay my respects. I learnt from listening to Welcomes to Country about personal connection to the land, about how integral the acknowledgement of forebears and country is to identity. Those who welcome acknowledge their past in order to locate themselves in the present. It is such an important lesson for all of us.

Autor(en) der Ressource: 
Tony Brown
Datum der Veröffentlichung:
Mittwoch, 8 April, 2020
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