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Critical Education / Education is Critical

Critical Education / Education is Critical


Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway,

June 1-3, 2015

Call for papers:

Conference on Learning – outside the formal educational system

and in alternating between formal, informal and non-formal learning

Would you like to participate in defining the major current and future challenges concerning

the content and organization of LEARNING? JOIN US! Prominent researchers and policy-analysts will

share their views as key-note speakers.

Key-note speakers (titles and order of presentations not yet decided):

  1. Professor Yrjö Engeström
  2. Professor David Guile
  3. Professor Davide Nicolini
  4. Professor Bente Elkjær
  1. Professor Elena Antonacopoulou
  2. Professor Davydd J. Greenwood
  3. Professor Silvia Gherardi
  4. Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC
  5. Jens Bjørnåvold, Senior expert, CEDEFOP, Brussels Office


The conference aims to take stock of the situation and analyze challenges within seven different but related areas of research:

  1. Philosophy of education and learning / Bildung-paideía
  2. Societal / historical organization of learning
  3. Lifelong learning
  4. Organizational learning / Learning organizations
  5. Work Based Learning / Training
  6. Adult learning
  7. Vocational Education and training (VET) and Professional Education and Training


The key-note presentations and a selection of papers will be edited and published.

Program and organization of the conference:

The conference will be organized as an alternation between open key-note lectures (audience:

200) and parallel paper-sessions and discussions with a limited number of participants (40).

Participants must submit an abstract addressing the main theme of the conference with their

professional analysis of the situation and challenges within some of the seven research areas,

and connections among them.

Deadlines: check web-site for up-dates:

Abstract (no more than 1 – one – page): January 11, 2015. Submit here: (link to be confirmed)

Paper admisson (notification to authors by E-mail): February 16, 2015

Full paper: May 10, 2015. Submit here: (link to be confirmed)

Conference fee – [amount to be confirmed]: April 27, 2015. Pay here: (link to be confirmed)


Program for Lifelong Learning (PLL) at the Oslo and Akershus University College:

Professor Olav Eikeland (



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