The Malta Independent 23 July 2019, Tuesday

IMAESC student annual international adult education seminar

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:48 Last update: about 3 months ago

On 21 May, students in the third cohort of the Erasmus Mundus International Master in Adult Education for Social Change held the annual international adult education seminar. The seminar was held under the auspices of the Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta. As in previous years, it was convened by Professor Peter Mayo.


This was a packed programme attended by 24 students and guests in Engineering Building 4 to render this a wonderful opportunity for presentations and exchanges of ideas concerning adult education in its wider international contexts. There were presentations from Germany, Georgia, Ghana, the USA, Bangladesh, Viet Nam, Russia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan and El Salvador.

The opening seminar address was delivered by the Faculty of Education's new dean, Dr Colin Calleja. There were guests from the Lifelong Learning Directorate, MEDE and from outside the University department.

This is the list of presentations and presenters:

  • Hegemony Oppresses Everyone ‒ Social Change from the Middle and the Top ‒ Kathrin Möbius (Germany)
  • Genealogy of Critique: How to educate with the hammer ‒ Zacharia Tavberidze (Georgia)
  • Comparing and contrasting Allport's Contact Hypothesis with Jarvis's learning model: Change or prejudice? ‒ Miranda Franks (USA)
  • Teaching Freedom: SNCC and the Development of Adult Education in the American Civil Rights Movement ‒ Molly O'Riordan (USA)
  • Domesticating Transnational Activism: The case of "Me Too" Movement ‒ Richard Aboagye Kumi (Ghana)
  • Adult Education and Disability ‒ Anyela Gómez Deantonio (Colombia)
  • Youth's Political Identity Crisis in Viet Nam ‒ Nguyễn Minh Ngọc (Viet Nam)
  • Online Adult Education in Global Society: History and Development, Advantages and Challenges ‒ Anna Rodionova (Russia)
  • Adult Education Policy in Developing/Developed countries ‒ Solace-Rose Quartey (Ghana)
  • The role of partnership INGOs, LNGOs and private sector in adult education ‒ Ruth Christina Roy (Bangladesh)
  • Arts and the aesthetic experience: Enablers of critical thinking to achieve social transformation ‒ Karolina Zamora Peralta (Costa Rica)
  • Religious Extremism in the Context of Central Asia: Challenges and Potential Solutions ‒ Meerim Rysbek Kyzy (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Zapatista movement and women empowerment through informal AE ‒ Abigail Martinez (Mexico)
  • Reintegration of return migrants in El Salvador ‒ Katya Mabel Sorto Merino (El Salvador)

Photo by Dr Joseph Vancell­­­­

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