PROFESSIONALIZATION OF ADULT EDUCATORS FOR A DIGITAL WORLD: AN EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE

Matthias Rohs, Ricarda Bolten

Abstract


Digital media play an increasingly important role in all areas of society. As a result, media literacy is one of the key qualifications for our information society. It enables social participation and opens up opportunities for professional development. Media literacy is not a static construct though – due to technological progress it must be continually developed. For this reason, adult education has a central function in promoting media literacy. At the same time, for education too new opportunities for promoting learning are constantly opening up via digital media. The media education competencies of adult educators are therefore of central significance for assessing and utilising the opportunities and risks of current developments. In light of this, this article discusses the current situation with regards to standards and pathways of professionalization of adult educators in terms of media pedagogic competences in Europe.

 

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adult education; media competencies; professionalization; adult educators; learning professionals, digital media

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