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Knowledge and Participation

In the context of lifelong learning and learning throughout the lifespan, societal, political, social, cultural and scientific participation have become focal terms. Broad access to educationally relevant information - which is geared by technological development - constitutes an important prerequisite. Technological support measures that facilitate participation are also a prerequisite to critical thought and well reflected opinions. Participation however also relates to the idea that education - besides the reception of information - should increasingly allow for the active integration of learners  into the process of knowledge acquisition/ knowledge generation.


Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM)

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