ALM11 Conference

 

ALM11  Accommodation Booking Call for Papers Program Abstracts Proceedings

 

Theme of the Conference: 

"Bildning" and/or training

Bildning is a central concept in debates about school and university. The meaning of the Scandinavian term bildning is difficult to capture because it expresses so many different perspectives and meanings. As there is no equivalent in English, it defies precise translation. The word comes from the German bildung, which has its roots in the Greek paideia. The literature in English contains the terms liberal education, general education and popular education, but none of these terms corresponds to the Scandinavian word.

While the aim of education is a specific and limited competence for studies and work, bildning is aiming to change the whole person. Education has only outer tools for measuring, while bildning always has to be related to single individuals or groups and their specific prerequisites and wishes.

  

But bildning is not alltogether subjective. There are also different outer outcomes for the process of bildning. The debate is vivid about what a person need to be identified as having bildning. Bildning demands for example to give direction in life. It demands therefor differentiation and one can say the opposite to specialisation.

(See Johansen, L. (2002). The Concept of Bildung and Goals of Numeracy. Literacy & Numeracy Studies, 11 (2), 37-46 for a more detailed discussion of the concept bildung.)

 

Provisional program ALM11    

        
  

Tuesday 29 June

12.00 - 18.00 Registration
18.00 Dinner & Welcoming Adresses Lisbeth Lindberg Conference Chair
19.00 Opening  - Continuation of Welcoming addresses
   Juergen Maasz ALM President
Per-Olof Thång Dean of Department of Pedagogy and Didactics
19.30 Plenary Lecture nr 1 Prof Bernt Gustavsson: What has knowledge to do with Bildung and democracy: The nordic tradition in the light of contemporary interpretations.
    Coffee with discussions with Plenary Lecturer nr 1  
        
   Wednesday 30 June
08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast and late registration
09.00 - 10.00 Plenary Lecture nr 2 Michaela Inglis Training Mathematics for the workplace
10.00 - 11.00 Refreshments and discussion with Plenary Lecturer nr 2
11.00 - 12.30 Parallel Sessions (1) Paper presentations, workshops, discussion groups (pp&ws&dg)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Topic Groups A, B, C
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee, Tea
15.30 - 17.00 Parallell Sessions (2) pp&ws&dg
17.00 - 18.00 Book & Poster Exhibition / Discussion groups
18.00  Excursion with Dinner
       
     Thursday 1 July
08.00 - 09.00 Breakfast
09.00 - 10.00 Plenary Lecture nr 3 Lars Gustafsson and Lars Mouwitz Adult Education from a Swedish perspective
10.00 - 11.00 Refreshments and discussion with Plenary Lecturers nr 3
11.00 - 12.30 Parallell Sessions (3) pp&ws&dg
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Topic Groups A, B, C
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee, Tea
15.30 - 17.00 Parallell Sessions (4) pp&ws&dg
17.00 - 18.00 Book & Poster Exhibition / Discussion groups 
18.00 - 19.00 Dinner
19.00 - 21.00   ALM Annual General Meeting  
21.00 - Social Event
     
   Friday 2 July
08.00 - 09.00    Breakfast
09.00 - 10.00    Plenary Lecture nr 4 Lene Oestergaard Johansen Bildung: a pseudojustification or a hidden reason for adult mathematics?    
10.00 - 11.00   Refreshments and discussion with Plenary Lecturers nr 4
11.00 - 12.30 Reactions on the plenary lectures and the conference, Closure 
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
 

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