Towards a common European numeracy framework for adults

Authors Kees Hoogland , Javier Diez-Palomar , Madeleine Vliegenthart
Published in Beth Kelly, Diane Dalby, David Kaye, & Jenny Stacey (Eds.). Boundaries and Bridges: adults learning mathematics in a fractured world: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A Research Forum (ALM)
Publication date 2019
Research groups Mathematical and analytical competences of professionals
Type Lecture

Summary

We are well into the 21st century now and the urgency for lifelong learning is growing especially regarding numeracy. There are major societal and policy pressures on education to prepare citizens for a complex and technologized society, in literature referred to as “21st century skills” (Voogt & ParejaRoblin, 2012), “global competences” (OECD, 2016a) or “the 4th industrial revolution” (Schwab, 2016). International research has demonstrated the economic and social value of literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills (Hanushek and Wöbmann, 2012; Grotlüschen, et al. 2016). With respect to numeracy (and/or mathematics) education, we explore the implications of these pressures to the mathematical demands at individuals living and working in modern life, and what is expected from numeracy education as society moves further into the 21st century. New means of communication and types of services have changed the way individuals interact with governments, institutions, services and each other, and social and economic transformations have in turn, changed the nature of the demand for skills as well.

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  • Kees Hoogland
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Mathematical and analytical competences of professionals

Language English
Published in Beth Kelly, Diane Dalby, David Kaye, & Jenny Stacey (Eds.). Boundaries and Bridges: adults learning mathematics in a fractured world: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of Adults Learning Mathematics: A Research Forum (ALM)
Key words mathematics education, adult numeracy
Page range 57-59

Kees Hoogland

Kees Hoogland

  • Professor
  • Research group: Mathematical and analytical competences of professionals