To highlight diversity as a positive and productive element of todays globalized world and a way to unravel the multiplicity of human experience, while important, is still perceived as a truism.
By putting on the spotlight the concept of diversity in conjunction with the issue of adult education, the conference aims nonetheless to decouple it from a rather monolithic “educational” understanding. It aspires instead to foreground the intense links between understanding and “managing” diversity in adult learning contexts and exploring the ways in which such perspectives and practices bear upon issues of community building, social integration, governance of diversity etc.
The conference is the fourth in a series of events organized by the Hellenic Open University during the past years focusing on ways of managing and understanding cultural diversity. It is addressed to scholars and practitioners representing a broad range of disciplines and perspectives, including among others personnel of educational institutions, training centers, social workers and researchers who interact with migrants and refugees, members of migrant communities, NGOs and voluntary organizations, public administration and local authorities’ representatives.
The conference will promote exploitation of the results of project DivinaEdu (Diversity in Adult Education) which was funded under Erasmus+, aiming at improving adult educators’ competences to deal with the increased diversity of their learners. The main topics of the conference include, but are not limited to:
Conference Dates: 12 & 13 December 2018
The conference will take place in Electra Hotel, 5 Ermou Str., Syntagma - Athens (Greece)!
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