Eureda collects central concepts in adult learning and explains what they mean.
A glossary, regardless of which discipline it relates to, constitutes a tool linked to a precise historical period or a current of thought. This is particularly true for adult education. The fact that the first terminologies of the seventies are used today in compiling encyclopaedias, dictionaries, and glossaries, is a sign of the times.
In all the member-states of the European Union, adult education is changing, leaving its past as an underestimated sector, maintained solely by volunteers. Whether in the area of research or politics, adult education is the subject of rapid evolution the dynamics of which are difficult to keep up with. This glossary has been compiled because the creation of a common Europe requires it.
- There are policies and measures in the field of adult learning.
- New subjects, institutions, social partners, social movements are appearing on the scene with new awareness and new competencies.
- Politics, practice, thought and research have renewed modern definitions in our field of work leading to the invention of a new terminology.
EUREDA is updated to give the reader a better understanding of central concepts in adult education in Europe today.
You can either download the pdf files, or use the system online.