The European Association for the Education of Adults offers you a chance to dig into history! Come to Cyprus in November for an intense five-day experience.
Here are the details:
Grundtvig 3 course: Adult Education History
: November 10-15 2003
: Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration including travels
: 5 days
: Paolo Federighi, Jorma Turunen, Bill Bax, Leni Oglesby, Lucien Bosselaers, MORE names to follow, and some are still awaiting confirmation
: AE teachers, practitioners, policy makers, anyone interested in policy development and the history of AE in Europe
: Accommodation and meals (full board) 400 Euro, Course fee 500 Euro
Participants are eligible to apply for Grundtvig 3 grants to participate.
The full info in the Grundtvig-3 course database here
List of national agencies
Adult Education has a long history in Europe, but few know its details. We live in quickly moving times, and it is easy to forget how we got where we are today. When was Lifelong Learning introduced as a concept, by whom, why? What political aims can be traced in the idea of Active Citizenship, dating from the cultural house activities after 1945? How has the EC and later the EU worked with questions of Adult Education and why? What are the challenges facing AE in the future?
This Grundtvig 3 course aims at deepening the knowledge and understanding of how AE has been developed and understood in Europe since the 1950'ies. The departure is the founding of EBAE in 1953. We follow the historic developments of various themes highlighting as we go along the different turns and concepts developed until present times. Looking at Europe through the fifty years of EBAE and later EAEA work gives us a red thread to follow through history. The aim is two-fold. Firstly it is important to know our common history, to know where we come from. Secondly, these issues are relevant to our discussion today of creating a Lifelong Learning society, working with excluded groups, developing active citizenship and so on. Three key focus points are playing a central role in the work undertaken by EAEA the coming years; Active Citizenship, Valuing Learning and Basic Skills.
The course uses traditional non formal adult education pedagogy approaches. This means we are basing much of our course on group work, discussions, participant experiences etc. The participants' expectations and prior knowledge will also affect the course contents. We are aiming at creating the atmosphere of a traditional study circle, albeit in a compressed time, and with duly made alterations to accommodate a larger and quicker knowledge intake.
Former presidents of EAEA as well as other experts will work as lecturers, giving theme-based input, and ensuring a high quality of the lectures.
The course is suited for
a) people new to the field of non-formal adult education who wishes a general orientation of central issues,
b) experienced adult educators who wishes to broaden and deepen their knowledge of AE history,
c) policy makers who needs a deeper background to current developments in AE in Europe,
d) project workers who wants to understand development in specific thematic fields and European dimensions.
(Travelling day) Arrival throughout the day, check in, informal reception in the evening
A) Presentation of the participants,
B) agreement on work methods, contents,
C) setting up work groups.
D) Introduction to EBAE,
E) discussing postwar Europe
Morning session 9.30-12, covering points A-C
Afternoon session 14.30-17.30 covering points D-E
Day 3 Tracing the concepts, looking into the different thematic developments
9.30-10.15 Lecture. theme 1
10.30-12 Group discussions and/or plenary
14.30-15.15 Lecture theme 2
15.30-17.30 group work
Day 4 Connecting the dots, discussing how history shapes our agenda today, and how we could put it to use
9.30-10.15 lecture, looking ahead
10.30-12 Group work, visions of the future, scenariobuilding
13.30-14.00 Lecture: Making policy
14.15-16.00 Group work, creating recommendation for future work of EAEA and AE in Europe, developing project ideas
16.30-17 Evaluation, conclusions, summary, plenary discussion, agreing on common recommendations for future work
General Assembly of EAEA/ 50th anniversary of EAEA, exhibitions, the first Grundtvig Award Ceremony (Departure day from the GR3-course)