Popular education in times of societal transformation—A Swedish perspective

Author/s: Petros Gougoulakis and Michael Christie

Edition: Volume 52, Number 2, July 2012

Summary: The aim of this philosophical and historical position paper is to discuss the ways in which Popular Education—folkbildning— has contributed to the social transformation of Sweden through self-directed and collaborative educational practices. One of our premises is that individual transformative learning, fostered by folkbildning, has contributed to a collective transformation of Swedish society since the late 1890s and laid the ground for a modern and coherent society with a high level of trust among its citizens.

Keywords: folkbildning, social transformation, self-directed, collaborative, Sweden

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