Between educating and teaching the adult population

31 März 2021

Prof. Burkhard Schäffer, Professur für Erziehungswissenschaft, Schwerpunkt Erwachsenenbildung/Weiterbildung, hat bei der Volkswagen Stiftung das Projekt: "Between educating and teaching the adult population. Andragogical perspectives on the Corona Pandemic", (. /. BETAP) erfolgreich eingeworben.

Laufzeit: 01.04.2021 bis 30.09.2022
Förderer: Volkswagen Stiftung - Corona Crisis and Beyond – Perspectives for Science, Scholarship and Society

The project aims to investigate from an educational perspective how populations are lead to adopt certain knowledge and behavior in the face of the corona pandemic via teaching and education. We reconstruct through the analysis of politicians' speeches, experts' contributions, narrative interviews with citizens, and social media contributions, both the andragogical actions of politicians and experts and how the adult population appropriates them. Adopting an education scientific perspective, the project thus contributes to research on state-citizen crisis communication and helps to understand the processes of political education, the transfer of scientific knowledge, and how the population deals with political andragogical interventions.

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