Globale Systeme und interkulturelle Kompetenz

Reading the world: Adult learning, advocacy and social change

Datum: 15.10.2019, 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr
Kategorie: Blockseminare, B, C
Ort: Hubland Nord, Geb. 64, 00.212
Veranstalter: Erwachsenenbildung/ Weiterbildung // Fachbereich: Pädagogik
Vortragende: Prof. Dr. Alan Tuckett

Reading the world: Adult learning, advocacy and social change

The overall aim of the course is to examine how adults make use of learning to promote  and secure social change; it will examine the relationship between popular and social movements and structured adult learning; the role of non-government organisations and advocacy bodies, and their impact on public policy formation; the catalytic role of adult learning and education in addressing other social policy goals, and will review the comparative strengths of different approaches in overcoming inequality of outcomes and social exclusion.

The Welsh European adult educator Raymond Williams argued that adults turned to education at a time of social change to understand change, to be able to adapt to it, and to shape change. This course will explore how adults have combined to work through that process.
1. It will begin by reviewing the ideas of Freire and Boal, their impact on popular education initiatives in Latin America, and how they have influenced practice in Europe.  
2.It will consider the relationship between adult education and the civil rights movement in the USA; the role of adult learning in the women’s movement in Europe; in the gay rights movement, in securing workers’ rights, and will consider the role of adult learning in the emergence and development of the World Social Forum
3. It will consider the role of advocacy bodies in contributing to the UN sequence of policy conferences from Rio and Beijing to CONFINTEA, Dakar and the Sustainable Development Goals;
4. It will examine the role of national advocacy agencies in promoting the role of adult education as a tool for social change;
5. It will review the effectiveness of different advocacy strategies in building public support, and securing an impact on public policy, and the role teachers and trainers can play in helping adults, understand, adapt to, and shape change.
6. Finally, course participants will design an adult learning campaign, and the measures needed to secure support for it, to address a specific inequality.

The seminar takes place weekly.

Further information and registration on WueStudy.