25.03.2015 - 28.03.2015

Sixth Nordic Conference on Adult Education and Learning: Adult Education and the Planetary Condition

Time:25.03.2015 - 28.03.2015
Location:Tampere, Finland

Both the theory and practice of adult education have developed much as a response to societal and economical change in a nation-state context. Currently researchers, practitioners and policy-makers of adult education are witnessing consequences of globalization, not only as increased interaction and mobility across different kinds of borders, but also as financial and economical, social and environmental crises at a global scale. The local challenges of adulthood are increasingly also planetary.

The loose umbrella of the sixth biannual Nordic conference on adult education and learning is the place and function of adult education in a planetary perspective. It invites researchers to discuss their topics and results in the tension-field of local and global. Contributions relating adult education to social, economical, ecological and cultural issues are especially welcome, but the conference is open to all interested in encounters and dialogues within the Nordic adult education community.


School of Education, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Call for papers

Send an abstract of max 400 words (word/rtf document), including your contact information, to address https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/6thNordicAdEd_CallforPapers no later than 15.11.2014. You will be informed about acceptance by 15.12.2014. The deadline for full papers will be 15.2.2015.


Universities of Tampere and Åbo Akademi, Research programme Freedom and Responsibility of Popular Adult Education

Scientific committee: Anja Heikkinen (UTa), Jyri Manninen (UEF), Petri Salo (Åbo Akademi), Aaro Harju (FAEA)


Anja Heikkinen, anja.heikkinen@uta.fi

Annika Turunen, annika.turunen@abo.fi 

Conference website.