Conference 2019 in Copenhagen

The 8th NAEL was held 13-15 May 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and hosted by DPU Danish School of Education, Aarhus University.

Theme: Sustainable education and learning in organisational settings

Adult education is to an ever-greater degree emphasised as the way forward – as a way to solve a variety of problems. Policymakers, educational institutions and, not least, private enterprises all point to adult education as the pathway to continued development of skills and competences, empowerment, social mobility and democratic involvement.

This poses a range of dilemmas for adult education that cannot be dismissed: current vs future competence requirements; formal vs non-formal education; local vs global challenges; tradition vs change; bottom up vs top down; and permanent positions vs a growing precariat. All these dilemmas influence the development of adult education research and practice.

How can we promote a sustainable development within sectors that struggle to balance the ebb and flow of political and financial support and demands? Sustainable development, as a broad critical perspective, emphasises that we as societies, organisations and individuals must be aware of the social, economic and ecological consequences of our actions.

This conference focuses on how we as adult education researchers and practitioners enter into a dialogue with the future that we want our work to inform and shape. How can we build on the strong traditions of adult education and contribute to sustainable solutions to the current and future dilemmas facing society, organisation and individuals.

Conference 2019 Copenhagen Sustainable education and learning in organisational settings (link to the Conference's webpage)

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Day 1

12:00-13:00
Lunch

13:00-13:30
Welcome by Claus Holm, leader of the Danish School of Education, Programme and practical information by facilitator Jonas Andreasen Lysgaard

13:30-14:30
Speakers Bjarne Wahlgren: ‘Assessment and transformation of competence’. Jeppe Læssøe: ‘The concept of sustainability; dilemmas and educational approaches’

14:30-15:00
Plenary debate. Facilitated by Jonas Andreasen Lysgaard

15:00-15:30
Coffee break

15:30-17:00
Paper sessions 1

17:00-18:00
Mingling wine, snacks

Day 2

9:00-10:30
Future Competences – a Challenge for Educational Institutions.
Panel debate:

  • Innovation and educational perspective /by prof. Lotte Darsø
  • Nordic and business perspective /by Svein Berg Managing Director Nordic Innovation
  • Civil Society and NGO perspective, /by Kirsten M Andersen, PhD, Chairman Grundtvigs Forum

10:30-11:00
Coffee break

11:00-12:00
Plenary debate facilitated by Jonas Andreasen Lysgaard

12:00-13:00
Lunch

13:00-14:30
Paper sessions 2

14:30-15:00
Coffee break

15:00-16:30
Paper sessions 3

16:30-17:30
General assembly

19:00
Conference dinner

Day 3

9:00-10:30
Keynote: Silvia Gherardi: ‘Learning and knowing in situated practices: A post humanist approach’

10:30-10:45
Coffee break

10:45-12:00
Paper sessions 4

12:00-12:15
End of the conference

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