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EPALE podcast: leren van volwassenen ten opzichte van actief burgerschap

19/05/2017
door NSS EPALE Nederland
Taal: NL
Document available also in: EN HR SL

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Actief burgerschap is een belangrijke stap op weg naar gezonde samenlevingen. Mensen leren over burgerschap en mensenrechten door de algemene principes en instituten van hun land beter te begrijpen. Bijleren over burgerschap maakt van mensen actieve burgers. Het scherpt hun beoordelingsvermogen, kritisch denken en gemeenschapszin aan, en ze raken meer betrokken in de lokale gemeenschap en de democratie op elk niveau. In mei richt EPALE de schijnwerpers op actief burgerschap en het belang van opleiding hierin. EPALE's Thematische Coördinatoren Andrew McCoshanDavid MallowsGina Ebner en Simon Broek gaan in discussie over de volgende vragen:

  • Wat is de rol van de lerende volwassenen bij actief burgerschap (bv. preventie van uitsluiting, re-engagement, community building, het leren van democratische waarden, het verwijderen van vooroordelen)?
  • In welke mate draagt volwasseneneducatie bij aan actief burgerschap? Is het gevaarlijk als er teveel nadruk ligt op 'werk en basisvaardigheden' door middel van geïndividualiseerde leertrajecten? Moeten we als educatoren niet ook vooral ' betrokkenheid' in het algemeen stimuleren? 

 

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  • afbeelding van Simon BROEK

    Dear Brian,

    I fully agree! I believe that educational policies (especially in adult learning) tend to work like a pendulum between transversal competences (like critical thinking) and technical competences and skills. While in the last decade the emphasis might have been more on the technical competences and skills, I have the impression that we are slowly moving towards the transversal competences (again). Indeed very much needed in current times!

    Simon

  • afbeelding van Brian Caul

    In my view, one of the most important bridging skills between adult learning and active citizenship is that of critical thinking. Individualised basic skills training is of course important to help learners to function adequately. However critical reflection and interaction (preferably across cultures) develops one's capacity to understand the nature of  a society and its government; and perhaps even challenge sometimes the legitimacy of its policies and practices. The ability to question is also essential to safeguard the health of a society and act as a bulwark against exploitative xenophobia and other forms of prejudice and discrimination.

    Thank you for this thought-provoking podcast.

    Brian (Northern Ireland)

  • afbeelding van Sinead Whitty

    Thanks for this interesting discussion on the links between adult education and active citizenship. You have made compelling arguments of how one enhances the other. Plenty to think about!

  • afbeelding van Marissa VAN DER VALK

    Dear Andrew, Simon, David and Gina,

     

    This podcast is an interesting initiative and I thank you very much for your opionions  and knowledge shared.

    For me Active Citizenship and adult learning are very much linked too. Not always in the form of basic skills in the workplace. Just before this blog / podcast was published, I came across this initiative on our twitter account; it's about an initiative from ProDemos that has a toolbox with which current City Council members can educate (other) local citizens to become politicians for their neighbourhood themselves in the upcoming elections of spring 2018. Because of course people are 'active' and 'commited', but they are affraid of 'politics' as it looks difficult, unpleasant and 'far away'. It isn't of course and this kind of learning should be stimulated.

    How do you feel about that?

    This is where you can find out about the ProDemos initiative(link is external) (in Dutch)

     

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  • afbeelding van Marissa VAN DER VALK

    Dear Andrew, Simon, David and Gina,

     

    This podcast is an interesting initiative and I thank you very much for your opionions  and knowledge shared.

    For me Active Citizenship and adult learning are very much linked too. Not always in the form of basic skills in the workplace. Just before this blog / podcast was published, I came across this initiative on our twitter account; it's about an initiative from ProDemos that has a toolbox with which current City Council members can educate (other) local citizens to become politicians for their neighbourhood themselves in the upcoming elections of spring 2018. Because of course people are 'active' and 'commited', but they are affraid of 'politics' as it looks difficult, unpleasant and 'far away'. It isn't of course and this kind of learning should be stimulated.

    How do you feel about that?

    This is where you can find out about the ProDemos initiative (in Dutch)

     

    /en/file/screenshot2017-05-19at142741pngscreen_shot_2017-05-19_at_14.27.41.png