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Lifelong learning through heritage: Capacity building for re-engagement in later life

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  • Tine Fristrup
  • Henrik Zipsane, Nordic Center of Heritage Learning and Creativity (NCK), Sverige
10 to 15 years ago, concepts such as lifelong learning, life-wide learning
and skills for the 21st century, were received by heritage institutions with
great enthusiasm. Archives, museums and other heritage institutions saw
the chance to advocate for the organisational potential in lifelong learning
through heritage in a learning society.
By the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the financial and economic
crisis took its firm grip on all policy areas, and it became ever more
apparent that policies on learning as competence development, only addressed
issues in regard to employability, as the need for basic skills development
and the postponing of retirement age for older adults.
In doing so, the largest growing group in our European population (retired
older adults) were left outside cultural and educational policy development.
At the same time, the societal challenges for ‘the ageing societies’ were
addressed as a social problem in European policies related to healthy and
active ageing.
This article attempts to outline some of the reactions from different
European heritage institutions, which operate on a regional and local level. These are examples that might influence policy development in the
coming years in order to problematise the emergent divide between lifelong
learning and active ageing.
TitelSocially engaged practices in museums and archives
RedaktørerTine Fristrup
ForlagJamtli Forlag
Udgivelsesår1 feb. 2019
ISBN (trykt)978-91-7948-260-2
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2019
SerietitelFornvårdaren Serie

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