Scientific Programme

Day 1 – 14th of July – Room: Anfiteatro Teresa Gamito



  1.00-2.00 p.m.


  2.00-2.30 p.m.

Opening Session: Paulo Águas (Rector of the University of Algarve); Alexandra Ioannidou (Secretary of ESREA); Andrea Galimberti (Network Convenor)

  2.30-3.30 p.m.

Keynote lecture – Chair: Andrea Galimberti

Ted Fleming (Teachers College Columbia University, New York)

Toward a Critical and Transformative Pedagogy of Crises in a Digital Age: Insights from Oskar Negt

  3.30-4.00 p.m.


  4.00-5.30 p.m.


Paper presentation - Session 1 – Chair: Adrianna Nizinska

Through the Looking Glass - Reflections on identity in challenging times - Neil Hopkins & Carol Thompson (University of Bedfordshire, UK)

Postcards from the Edge: Steps to developing a professional identity for trainee teachers in English education - Carol Thompson (University of Bedfordshire) & Elaine Battams (Barnfield College), UK

How do graduates develop their professional identity in the transition to the labour market? - Liliana Paulos, Sandra T. Valadas (University of Algarve) & Leandro S. Almeida (University of Minho), Portugal


  5.30-6.30 p.m.


Paper presentation - Session 2 – Chair: Liliana Paulos

Social environmental changes influence on the profile of Mature Students in Higher Education: An exploratory study - Lucília Santos & Henrique M. A. C. Fonseca (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Ongoing changes and challenges for adult education at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave - Ricardo Simões & Natália Rego (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal)


  6.30 p.m.

Welcoming cocktail/ light dinner – Music

Day 2 – 15th of July – Room: Anfiteatro Teresa Gamito

  9.00-10.00 a.m.

Keynote lecture – Chair: António Fragoso

Lucília Santos (University of Aveiro, Portugal)

Mature Learners older than 23 years in Higher Education - what impact in their educational pathway from social-environmental major changes?

  10.00-11.00 a.m.

Paper presentation - Session 3 – Chair: José González-Monteagudo

Working in a local community without community. Reinventing community work in Alpine valley during pandemic - Paola Zonca, Federico Zamengo, Nicolò Valenzano & Marianna Peotta (University of Turin, Italy)

Reshaping Radical Pedagogy for Adult Learners During Lockdown due to the COVID 19 pandemic in 2020-1 - Salma Ismail and Lyndal Pottier (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

  11.00-11.30 a.m.


  11.30-12.30 a.m.

Paper presentation – Session 4 – Chair: Samantha Broadhead

Reflexivity and its discontents: students’ learning within a Master in education - Laura Formenti (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)

The perception of education and training institutions: the perspective of mature students- Marta Petelewicz, Julita Pieńkosz & Joanna Stankowska (Education Research Institute, Poland)

  12.30-2.00 p.m.


  2.00-3.00 p.m.

Paper presentation – Session 5 – Chair: Salma Ismail

Learning Returns: Experiences of mature students in art and design - Samantha Broadhead & Sharon Hooper (Leeds Arts University, UK)

Effects of the pandemic on the Roma community of Cerro do Bruxo – Aurora Coelho & Cláudio Garcia (Cooperativa ECOS, Portugal)

  3.00-4.30 p.m.

Paper presentation - Session 6 – Chair Laura Formenti

Inequalities caused by the pandemic in adult education. A systematic review - Verónica Sevillano-Monje, Mario León Sánchez & José González-Monteagudo (University of Seville, Spain)

Changes in higher education in the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience from the Spanish context - Mario León Sánchez & Verónica Sevillano-Monje (University of Seville, Spain)

Non-traditional students: experiences in Pandemic as a base for plan new inclusive actions - Andrea Galimberti (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)

  4.30-5.00 p.m.


  5.00-6.30 p.m.

Paper presentation – Session 7 – Chair: Ricardo Simões

Social and cultural stakes of the transformations of work and training: place and displacement of research in adult education - E. Bertrand, J. Eneau & A.G. Dorval (University of Rennes, France)

Work and training trajectories of migrants: resilience, resistance and hope - Tulio Villafane-Fernandez & Maria-dos-Remédios Rodrigues (University of Seville, Spain)

Migrant women and educational trajectory: identities, intersections and gender inequality – Maria-dos-Remédios Rodrigues, Tulio Villafane-Fernandez & José González-Monteagudo (University of Seville, Spain)

  08.30 p.m.

Seminar Dinner

Day 3 – 16th of July – Room: Anfiteatro Teresa Gamito



  09.00-10.30 a.m.

Paper presentation – Session 8 – Chair: Cora Lindsay

Crisis in adult education of the post-pandemic period. A possible model of sustainable welfare - Vito Balzano (University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy)

Politics of truth as politics of identity in the times of the habitualness of evil.  Challenges for adult education - Astrid Meczkowska-Christiansen (Polish Naval Academy, Poland)

Educational and cultural challenges in adult education - Natália Ramos & Ana Lopes (Open University, Portugal)

  10.30-11.00 a.m.


  11-12.00 a.m.

Paper presentation – Session 9 – Chair: Jérôme Eneau

Surfing the pandemic waves: Online provision of language support for the sanctuary seeking and migrant community in a time of crisis - Cora Lindsay, Renata Seredyńska & Smaragda Kampouri (University of Nottingham, UK)

Empowering at-risk groups through cultural heritage. Results of EUCUL project - Adrianna Nizinska (Gothenburg University, Sweden)

  12.00 – 12.30 a.m.


Closing session: Samantha Broadhead (Leeds Arts University, UK), Jérôme Eneau (University of Rennes, France), Liliana Paulos (University of Algarve)


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