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Programme

The combined power of the adult education centres: Nowhere else can one see the broad spectrum of engagement and expertise in training and further education as impressively as at the Adult Education Conference.

Eminent people from politics and business, science and civil society will once again be guests and enrich the programme with lectures and contributions to discussions, will inspire the world of adult education, be thought-provoking and perhaps also provocative. At the focal centre is one of the greatest social and educational challenges of our time: Digital participation for all.

Digital participation will be concretely evident encompassing the Forums at the Adult Education Conference: in the Advanced Learning Environments lounge, with participatory activities or at many of the numerous stands of the Continuing Education Fair. 

Programme with speakers (pdf)

Programme short version (pdf)


Thursday, 9th June 2016

from 10.00 a.m. Registration

12.00 noon-1.15 p.m. Opening ceremony

1.15 p.m. - 2.30 p.m. Lunch break, Continuing Education Fair and "Advanced Learning Environments Lounge"

2.30-4.00 p.m. Parallel Panels:

Forum 1: Digital Education Revolution: How do expanded learning environments change learning?

Forum 1: Digital Education Revolution: How do expanded learning environments change learning?

With the use of digital contents and formats, learning expands incontent and space, but also socially: the roles of all those involvedin the learning process are redefi ned and learning settings changedidactically and methodically. In their new book Die Digitale Bildungsrevolution (The Digital Education Revolution) the authors JörgDräger and Ralph Müller-Eiselt see mainly two developments forthe future. First, the "massifi cation" of learning content (good offersdominate globally) and secondly, the "personalisation" of learning (the use of algorithms allows for more individualised learning pathsand ensures a labourmarket-driven personalised orientation oflearning). The established educational institutions are facing majorchallenges.

How do teaching and learning processes change under theinfl uence of digitally-assisted learning settings? What opportunitiesand what risks arise from this? Are there alternatives to the scenarioof the digital education revolution? What are the requirements being put forward by further education institutions in order forthem to effectively exploit the opportunities of advanced learningenvironments?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Jörg Dräger, Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Mareike Hachemer, Teacher and finalist in the Global Teacher Prize
  • Nina Oberländer, Head of Education Marketing, Bremer VHS
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Schrader, Scientific Director of German Institute for Adult Education - Leibnitz Centre for Lifelong Learning

Moderator:

  • Dr. Christoph Köck, Director of the Hessischer Volkshochschulverband e.V.

 

 

Forum 2: Smart City and Smart Country: Networked education spaces in the city and in the countryside

Forum 2: Smart City and Smart Country: Networked education spaces in the city and in the countryside

Drastic societal, political and technological changes posechallenges to cities and regions in the future. Concepts suchas "Smart City" and "Smart Country" seek to make livingenvironments - with the help of technology-based changes -more effi cient, sustainable and socially inclusive. Furthermore,the concept of "Learning Cities", developed by the UNESCOInstitute for Lifelong Learning, provides approaches to addressthese challenges.

What can digital strategies deliver in regard to the challenges inrural and urban areas? What role do local learning spaces andeducational institutions play in the development concepts ofthe future? How do municipally anchored institutions such asthe adult education centres position themselves in the futurein these educational spaces?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Michael Ludwig, Chairman of the Association of Austrian Adult Education and Chairman of the Wiener Volkshochschulen
  • Prof. Dr. Verena Metze-Mangold, President of the German Commission for UNESCO
  • Ties Rabe, Senator of the Department of Education and Vocational Training, Hamburg
  • Steffi Rohling, Director of the Association of Adult Education Centres of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Gerald Swarat, Project coordinator for Smart Rural Areas for the Fraunhofer IESE, Berlin
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Martin zur Nedden, Scientific Director and Managing Director of the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu)

Moderator:

  • Dr. Ingrid Schöll, Director of the Volkshochschule Bonn

Forum 3: Digitalization and Industry 4.0: How do our home and work environments change?

Forum 3: Digitalization and Industry 4.0: How do our home and work environments change?

What is certain is that digitisation and globalisation are massivelychanging the work and world economies. What is not certain isthe impact with which the various sectors will be affected andwhat consequences this will have for vocational trainers and qualification structures. This is not just about technological innovation, but also about cultural, political and social change, which goeshand in hand with new ideas and demands on the organisationof work.

Which social and societal changes do the developments ofEconomy 4.0 bring with them? Which professional qualifi cationsand key skills must workers have in order to exist in the world ofwork 4.0? What do we need to do so that also the educationallydisadvantaged and older people have a chance to compete fornew jobs? In what form can adult education centres accompanythese processes? What are the consequences for the developmentof training offers?

Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Friedrich Hubert Esser, President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB)
  • Dr. Christian Fiebig, Director of VHS Böblingen-Sindelfingen e.V.
  • Dr. Constanze Kurz, Head of the "Future of Work" Department on the Executive Board of IG Metall
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuster, Chairman on the German Telekom Foundation
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Wolfgang Wahlster, CEO of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

Moderator:

  • Susan Link

4:00-5:00 p.m. Coffee break and Continuing Education Fair and "Advanced Learning Environments Lounge"

5:00-6:00 p.m. Interjection! Education campaign for refugees, Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Interjection! Education campaign for refugees: Promoting integration and providing perspectives locally – worldwide

Interjection! Education campaign for refugees: Promoting integration and providing perspectives locally – worldwide

Adult education centres and their partners have a unique expertise. They support refugees and endangered people around the world with education. "Education for All" is the most important maxim of adult education work.

In Germany, adult education centres help displaced people to integrate into society or, after a return to their homeland, to develop new perspectives for themselves and their country. Abroad, DVV International and its partners, with their educational measures, make an important contribution to the prospects both for remaining in the home countries as well as for living in the host countries of refugees.

Providing perspectives locally - for a better life through education

Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Discussion:

  • Dr. Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, President of DVV
  • Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, Chairman of the DVV

Moderator:

Constantin Schreiber, Journalist and Moderator

Kosmos Berlin

 

from 7:00 p.m. Adult Education Festival at Kosmos

festival information

Friday, 10th June 2016

9:30 -10:15 a.m. Continuing education campaign for the digital society, Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Federal Minister of Education and Research

10:15-11:00 a.m. Coffee break and Continuing Education Fair

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Parallel Panels:

Forum 4: Digital - global - inclusive: More equitability through digitisation? (Forum in English)

Forum 4: Digital - global - inclusive: More equitability through digitisation? (Forum in English)

Worldwide, digital access to education is linked with the hope that it will contribute to more equitability of opportunity. On the other hand, some studies show risks: the uneven or difficult access, poor political, educational or technical starting conditions may contribute to an increase in the social divide.

Does digitisation provide an opportunity for educational justice or does it strengthen the unequal access to education even more? Does access to offers of digital education provide opportunities for more participation by all people in socially important issues and processes (e.g. political participation, sustainable development, changing consumer behaviour)? What impact does digitsation have on traditional or indigenuos forms of knowledge?

Speakers:

  • Dr. Beate Blüggel Director of the Volkshochschule Aachen
  • Camilla Croso, President of the Global Campaign for Education
  • Lê Huy Lâm Director SEAMEO Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning, Vietnam
  • Dr. Katrin Bornemann, Division for Education and the Digital World of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Sandra Lee Morrison, President of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)
  • Michael Trucano, Senior Education and Technology Policy Specialist, World Bank

 

 Moderator:

  • Constanze Abratzky, Deutsche Welle

 

 

Forum 5: Our Digital I: Identity and network communications

Forum 5: Our Digital I: Identity and network communications

We are constantly online, we converse, chat, google, post, tweet. In short: we shape - consciously or inadvertently - our digital identity. We consciously direct ourselves to play different roles and try out possible spaces that social networks open up. Unconsciously, every time we are online, we leave our digital fingerprint. The challenges of this digital revolution for individuals and society are enormous:

Should we now fi nally leave everything behind us which restricts us, binds us to expectations and doesn't free us? Or, are the social networks creating a generation of narcissists who impersonate and fall into the abyss because it becomes such second nature that they lose any connection to so-called "real life"? What does the phenomenon of Big Data mean for us and our private data and personal rights? Do we need to defi ne new forms of media literacy? And what role do adult education centres play in this process as institutions directed by the ideas of the Enlightenment?

Speakers:

  • Anke Domscheit-Berg, Publicist and activist
  • Dr. Harald Gapski, Project Manager at Grimme Institute (Marl) and Director of the Grimme Research College at the University of Cologne
  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Pörksen Professor for Media Science, University of Tübingen
  • Marlene Schnoor Managing Director of Hamburger Volkshochschule

Moderator:

  • Katja Weber, DRadio Wissen and radioeins

Forum 6: Impact of digital technology on the self-image of the Volkshochschulen

Forum 6: Impact of digital technology on the self-image of the Volkshochschulen

 

Everyone knows the Volkshochschule (adult education centre). The adult education centre is everywhere. In the cities, municipalities and counties in Germany, it is the reliable institution for continuing education. Digitisation opens up opportunities for adult education centres to expand their framework for action. At the same time this results in questions about the signifi cance of these changes for the self-image of the adult education centres.

How can the municipally anchored self-image of adult education centres be transferred into digital space? How does a possible de-regionalisation of educational services affect the regionally infl uenced self-image of adult education centres? Does digitisation go hand-in-hand with a stronger national perception of the adult education centre?

 

Speakers:

  • Frauke Bilger, Associate Director for Employment and Training TNS Infratest Social Research
  • Susanne Deß, Director of Volkshochschule Esslingen
  • Prof. Dr. Rudolf Tippelt, Chair of General Education and Educational Research at the LMU of Munich
  • Dr. Anja C. Wagner, FrolleinFlow|ununi.TV| FLOWCAMPUS

Moderator:

  • Shelly Kupferberg

12:30- 1:15 p.m. Lunch Break, Continuing Education Fair and "Advanced Learning Environments Lounge"

1.15-1.45 p.m. Work 4.0: Challenges for Continuing Education, Andrea Nahles, Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs

1:45-3:00 p.m. Closing session: "Digital participation for all - the Agenda"

Closing session: "Digital Participation for all - the Agenda"

Challenges from the perspective of practice

In six forums at the Adult Education Conference, under different aspects, concepts and strategies for the implementation of "advanced learning environments" in adult education work and continuing education have been discussed. Contributors to the forums will bring key messages into the closing discussion.

Political implementation strategies

In the Digital Agenda, the federal government announced an educational campaign for the digital society. The chances that digital media offer for education shall be used, developed and put into practice. Implementation of this announcement must now be pursued: as the public sector has in recent years, through funding, made possible the use of digital media in schools, vocational training and universities, continuing education should now be focused on.

  • Sylvia Löhrmann, Minister of Education and Further Training and Deputy Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Uwe Lübking, Assistant Secretary of the German Federation of Municipal Authorities (DtStGB)
  • Dr. Michael Ludwig, Chairman of the Association of Austrian Adult Education and Chairman of the Wiener Volkshochschulen
  • Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, MdB, Chairman of DVV

Moderator:

  • Johannes B. Kerner

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