The EAEA Grundtvig Award aims to raise awareness on the digital transformation of our society and how it impacts adult education. In particular we want to highlight initiatives that promote democracy with the help of digital media and internet. EAEA believes that it is essential to support the elderly during these challenging times as well as moving forward in the aftermath of the pandemic. EAEA agrees that the aspect of ageing will need to be considered in all policy fields and older persons will need to be involved in decision-making processes in order to foster inclusion. Please save the date and join us in June to discuss digitalisation and democracy in adult education! The programme will be released and registrations will open later this spring: eaea.
Adult education - Wikipedia
Adult education , distinct from child education , is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. In particular, adult education reflects a specific philosophy about learning and teaching based on the assumption that adults can and want to learn, that they are able and willing to take responsibility for the learning, and that the learning itself should respond to their needs. Driven by what one needs or wants to learn, the available opportunities, and the manner in which one learns, adult learning is affected by demographics, globalization and technology. The World Bank 's World Development Report on The Changing Nature of Work  argues that adult learning is an important channel to help readjust workers' skills to fit in the future of work and suggests ways to improve its effectiveness. Educating adults differs from educating children in several ways given that adults have accumulated knowledge and work experience which can add to the learning experience. Unlike children, adults are seen as more self-directed rather than relying on others for help.
Adult education and learning
Adult education , also called continuing education , any form of learning undertaken by or provided for mature men and women. Education for vocational , technical, and professional competence. Such education may aim at preparing an adult for a first job or for a new job, or it may aim at keeping him up to date on new developments in his occupation or profession.
Adult learning and education ALE can help tackle pressing economic, social and environmental challenges. Yet, too many adults still lack adequate learning opportunities. It brings together latest data, analysis, country reports and policy recommendations.