As part of EPALE's May focus on citizenship education and active citizenship, EPALE's Thematic Coordinators Andrew McCoshan, David Mallows, Gina Ebner and Simon Broek got together to discuss the following questions:
- What is the role of adult learning in active citizenship (e.g. prevention of exclusion, re-engagement, community building, learning democratic values, removing prejudice)?
- To what extent is adult learning contributing to active citizenship? Is there a threat to focusing too much on work skills and basic skills through individualised learning pathways? Are we forgetting about the engagement role of adult learning?