Adult education and social innovation. The contribution of the educational and training professions to the construction of a resilient Europe

Author/s Glenda Galeotti
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2020/112 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 215-228 File size 180 KB
DOI 10.3280/QUA2020-112014
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The paper proposes a reflection on adult education and its capacity to answer to the need of innovation that crosscuts our society. In a context of health crisis that is exacerbating the inadequacy of traditional organizational and social structures, the idea of social innovation coincides with that of "transformation", as a change of perspective and a pillar for building the future by a more useful "connection" between citizens, researchers, companies and governments. Considering adult education an enabling factor different types of innovation - technological, organizational or socio-cultural - means to adopt a human-centred perspective for modifying, reproducing and creating structural and socio-cultural conditions, thanks to inclusive and collaborative processes and practices and to improved thinking and action capabilities.

Keywords: Transformative resilience; ecosystem change; intangible infrastructure; educational professions.

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Glenda Galeotti, Educazione degli adulti e innovazione sociale. Il contributo delle professioni educative e formative alla costruzione di un’Europa resiliente in "QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA DEL LAVORO" 112/2020, pp 215-228, DOI: 10.3280/QUA2020-112014