This year’s annual conference of the Lifelong Learning Platform took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 31 May and 1 June. International speakers from the academic world, EU institutions and civil society organisations participated in the debate, which focused on education in a digital world. The key question of the conference was: “Is digitalisation of education ultimately reducing inequalities?”
EUROCLIO’s Programme Director Steven Stegers participated in the conference and gave a presentation on gaming and learning, in which he addressed that history is not only taught in the classroom but in a variety of places. He showed some striking examples of influential games that offer young people images of historical settings, and told about the use of educational games. These games exist in the form of board, card and video games, and are specifically designed to teach people about a certain subject, to expand concepts, understand a historical event, or assist them in learning a skill as they play.
Right after the annual conference, the general assembly of the Lifelong Learning Platform was held at Tallinn University. A fruitful discussion was held among members about the general direction of the platform. New members were welcomed, and three new Steering Committee members were elected. Among the re-elected Steering Committee members was EUROCLIO’s very own Ambassador Mare Oja.