Navigating climate crises: Deepening the conversation about contributions of adult educators

  • Shirley Walters University of the Western Cape

Abstract

Background

At the conference, Access, barriers to participation and success for adult learners: Rethinking equity and social justice in post-school education, I presented one of the keynotes entitled, Adult learning and education in times of climate crises: Rethinking equity and social justice. The present thought piece extends some of the ideas which were presented and have been published in JOVACET (Walters, 2018). In this thought piece, I continue to explore the questions relating to adult educators’ roles and responsibilities in relation to climate crises and hope to provoke you to join this critically important conversation. The turbulence in the biosphere in which we live is shaping our lives in ever more dramatic and intimate ways, and these have profound implications for what we do to support adult learners, particularly keeping in mind the coordinates of access, equity and social justice.

Published
2019-11-01
How to Cite
Walters, S. (2019). Navigating climate crises: Deepening the conversation about contributions of adult educators. Journal of Vocational, Adult and Continuing Education and Training, 2(1), 132. Retrieved from https://jovacet.ac.za/index.php?journal=JOVACET&page=article&op=view&path[]=37
Section
Thought Piece