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9th Nordic Conference on Adult Education and Learning

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The 9th NAEL conference was postponed in 2021 and will now be arranged 18-20 of May 2022 at University of South-Eastern Norway. The theme for the conference is:


18 May

Practical information

  • Date: 18. May 2022 - 20. May 2022
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Vestfold, University of South-Eastern Norway, Campus Vestfold and Quality Hotel Tønsberg.

  • Submissions: Abstracts, papers, symposiums, round table and posters.

    The official conference language is English. Abstract are processed and performed in English: 400 words. Papers: approximately 8-10 pages, including references.

    Conference abstracts and papers are peer reviewed with the purpose of publishing.

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    Fees: Self-cost for participants. Contributions and support by partners and organizations for eg. Keynote speakers.

    Registration: Registration will open September 2021.

NEW CHALLENGES 
NEW LEARNING 
NEW POSSIBILITIES
 

The three years since the last NAEL conference have been characterized by adult education encountering new challenges. The pandemic-initiated escalation of unemployment and its parallel economic recession have brought about an urgent demand for new learning. The continual transformation of informational structures and online media challenges the framework for democratic dialogue that have long been a prominent feature of Nordic adult education. At the same time increasing climate change calls for a green transition with entrepreneurial initiatives that activates an inclusive labour market. 

These developments are examples of an accentuated need for essential aspects of adult education and learning, such as the continued development of skills and competences, empowerment and democratic involvement..

Adult education holds an instrumental position in our societies to encounter new challenges by advancing new learning that will induce new possibilities.

The 9th NAEL conference constitutes a meeting place where researchers, policy makers and organisational leaders as well as practitioners can enter into a dialogue on how adult education can turn these challenges into new opportunities. The program will focus on the ways in which adult education can stimulate new learning to solve the dilemmas facing society, organisations, and individuals. Speakers, plenary debates and paper sessions will discuss the transformation, reinvention, and reframing needed for adult education to promote societies where new possibilities are generated.

Preliminary program

Day 1

May 18th

12:00-13:00

Lunch at Quality hotel

13:00-13:30

Welcome 

Programme and practical information

13:30-14:30

 

Speaker

 

14:30-15:00

Plenary debate

 

15:00-15:30

Coffee break

 

15:30-17:00

 

Paper sessions 1

 

17.30-18.30

Dinner at Quality hotel

 

18:30-19:30

Tønsberg: Walk a Viking town.

Facilitated by USN Associated (Viking Age) Professor Bjørn Bandlien

 

Day 2 

May 19th

9:00-10:30

 

Keynote speaker Professor Michael Osborne,

Chair of Adult & Lifelong Education at the University of Glasgow

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:00

Plenary debate

 

12:00-13:00

Lunch

13:00-14:30

Paper sessions 2                                         

 

14:30-15:00

Coffee break

15:00-16:30

Paper sessions 3                                         

16:30-17:30

General assembly

19:00

Conference dinner

 

Day 3 

May 20th

9:00-10:30

Speaker

10:30-10:45

Coffee break

10:45-12:00

Paper sessions 4

12:00-12:15

End of the conference

12:15-13.00

Lunch

 

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