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In the dialogues on the future of adult education, we talk with experts from different academic disciplines. Their knowledge is intended to help us understand developments in the field of adult education in a broader context. However, scientists and academics from the field of adult education also have their say. They contribute to reflecting on the practice.

In den Dialogen zur Zukunft der Weiterbildung sprechen wir mit Expertinnen und Expterten aus unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen.  Ihr Wissen soll dazu beitragen, die Entwicklungen auf dem Feld der Weiterbildung in einem breiteren Kontext zu verstehen. Zu Wort kommen indes auch Wissenschafterlinnen und Wissenschaftler aus der Erwachsenenbildung. Sie tragen dazu bei, die Praxis zu reflektieren. Zu Dialoge deutsch

Dans les dialogues sur l’avenir de la formation continue, nous nous entretenons avec des experts issus de différentes disciplines scientifiques. Leurs connaissances doivent nous aider à comprendre les développements dans le domaine de la formation continue dans un contexte plus large. Nous donnons également la parole à des scientifiques issus de l’éducation des adultes. Ils contribuent à la réflexion sur la pratique. Vers Dialogues en français

Deliberate ignorance as a cultural ability in the knowledge society

In a knowledge society, the more knowledge there is available, the better. However, Ralph Hertwig, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, also considers deliberate ignorance to be useful and, sometimes, even necessary. In a digital world of information overload, he also pleads for conscious critical ignoring. Smart ignorance, alongside critical thinking, can even serve as a didactic concept.

Starting from the impact to think differently about flexibility

Assâad El Akremi is an active researcher in organisational development in the Occitania region of France and is the co-author of the book “La société flexible” published 20 years ago. One of its chapters explains that flexibility is used for the purpose of control that a company can exercise on its employees. Is this still the case today? And how is the issue being addressed now and how will it be addressed in the future?

Attitude is the prerequisite for flexibility

Chris Bühler is a digital ethicist. He deals with economic and social issues under the premise of digitality and the increasingly dense interconnectedness of our world. As a coach, he offers companies and individuals guidance for digital transformation. He is sceptical about buzz words like flexibility and disorientation and pleads for calmness in an anxious period.

Supposed freedom and the urge to optimise oneself

We seem to have arrived at a learning culture where the individual enjoys the greatest possible freedom of design. But this freedom is more appearance than reality. With Foucault, Professor of Adult Education Ulla Klingovsky debunks the «brave new learning culture».
Rather, we seem to be caught in a system of self-optimisation, which adult education also serves. Klingovsky, on the other hand, pleads for adult education in the service of a «people’s enlightenment».