During this year, education in all sectors has been challenged in unprecedented ways with the closure of all types of education institutions. This has resulted in much debate about the future development of a blended learning approach to the delivery of education at all levels.
Within this context, on Thursday 26 November 2020, starting from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. CET, EPALE will be hosting an online discussion on blended learning in adult education.
The discussion will have a brand new format, starting at 10 with a 30 minutes live streaming, accompanied and followed by the discussion on the platform’s comments.
The live presentation will be delivered by Lauri Tuomi, the CEO of The Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, and a board member of the European Association for the Education of Adults. He will examine the question of a blended approach to adult education citing examples of how this worked in practice in Finland during the exceptional period of COVID-19. The perspective for the blended learning is long-term as this year is the 100th anniversary of distance learning in Finland.
The discussion will include the following topics:
- Is a blended approach to delivering adult education the best way forward in a situation of prolonged closure of adult education centres?
- What are the main challenges to implementing a blended approach to learning in adult education?
- What adult education initiatives and policies are required to implement a blended learning approach to adult education?
We invite you to share your experiences and reflections during our online discussion, facilitated by Dr. Tuomi and members of his team, and even before.
Comments are already open so participants can introduce themselves or post their comments in advance!