Tom Vanwing

 

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Psychology
Pleinlaan 2
B - 1050 Brussel
Belgium
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Vita

Doctor in Educational Sciences - Vrije Universiteit Brussel (2006) Research title "Not formal, but the more professional. The skills, context and opportunities of the socio-cultural adult educator."

 

Teaching

 

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (Free University Brussels) 

  • Aspects of midfield participation and informal education
  • Development and evaluation of methods in socio-cultural activities
  • Management for educational change
  • Apprenticeship: Adult Education Science - Educational Sciences
  • Apprenticeship: Education and Formation

 

Faculty of Society Sciences (Anton De Kom University, Paramaribo) 

  • Sustainable development: educational theories and International Policy
  • Community development: discourse, theories and paradigms
  • Technology innovations and transfer in third world countries

 

Faculty of Technological Sciences (Anton De Kom University, Paramaribo) 

  •  Sustainable Development

Tom Vanwing is full time professor at the University of Brussels, Department Adult Educational Sciences. He teaches (amongst other) Management for educational change; Sustainable development: educational theories and International Policy; Community development: discourse, theories and paradigms; Technology innovations and transfer in third world countries.

His research concerns Adult Education: Synergies of combining formal and informal learning; professionalization and professional roles; innovative approaches (example: www.socialinclusion.eu)

Sustainable Development: Institutional University cooperation; Education for Sustainable Development, Social and cultural transition strategies for Sustainability and Development: community dynamics and informal learning in a multidisciplinary approach (example: www.vlir-uos)

 

Research

 

Adult Education: Synergies of combining formal and informal learning; professionalization and professional roles; innovative approaches. www.citizenne.be

 

Example: Promotor EDAM (Education Against Marginalization) Grundtvig. www.socialinclusion.eu

 

EDAM is an European framework for evaluating educational programs aiming to enhance social inclusion of vulnerable adults. Social inclusion of minority groups in Europe has become one of the biggest challenges in today’s society. Minority groups, which include unemployed, elderly and low-educated people, experience a variety of problems that hinder them in participating actively in society. Learning at any age is seen as an effective tool for minority groups to offer them new perspectives on life.

Eight European member states, i.e. the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Romania, Greece, and Denmark, developed a first European database of Life Long Learning, offering insights in how educational programs aiming to enhance social inclusion of marginal groups can be optimized. The developed data within this scientific research project will provide teachers and policy-makers of the European Union with ideas and material for reference in enhancing social inclusion through education.

   

Sustainable Development: Education for Sustainable Development, Social and cultural transition strategies for Sustainability and Development: community dynamics and informal learning in a multidisciplinary approach.
 

Example: Projectleader VLIR-IUC Partnership ADEKUS. Master in Education and Research for Sustainable Development. www.vliruos.be

 

IUC programmes provide a unique opportunity to contribute to the institutional development of a university in the South. With the motto 'Sharing minds, Changing lives' VLIR-UOS captures the fact that building the capacity of academic institutions will enable societies to independently find solutions for local development problems. In this specific project, a master programme is developed and installed a the Faculty for Societal Sciences of the Anton De Kom University of Suriname and research is set up concerning the themes ‘Civil Participation’, ‘Community Development’, ‘Poverty Alleviation’ and ‘Entrepreneurship’.
 

 

 Publications

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Selection of publications:

Behara Satyanarayana, Preetika Bhanderi, Mélanie Debry, Danae Maniatis, Franka Foré, Dawda Badgie, Kawsu Jammeh, Tom Vanwing, Christine Farcy, Nico Koedam and Farid Dahdouh-Guebas (2011). A socio-ecological assessment aiming at improved forest resource management and sustainable ecotourism development in the mangroves of Tanbi Wetland National Park, The Gambia, West Africa

 

Shah Md. A. Haq, A.; T. Vanwing, T; & L. Hens (2010) Perception, Environmental Degradation and Family Size Preference: a Context of Developing Countries. Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 3, 4, 102-108. Available at http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/8544/6392

 

Atiqul Haq , Shah Md., Vanwing, Tom, Hens, Luc, Hussain, A. H. M Belayeth, Akhtaruzzaman, Md., Chowdhury, Tanzina and Hossain, Mohammed Anwar (2010). Perception of Environmental Degradation and Family Size: A Comparative Study on Married Man and Women (Indigenous People) in Bangladesh. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 1, No. 6, 33-41. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1672061

 

Vanwing, T; Buffel, T. & K. Lombaerts (2010). The comprehensive role repertoire of the non-formal adult educator. European Infonet Adult Education. Available at http://www.infonet-ae.eu/de/articles/the-comprehensive-role-repertoire-of-the-non-formal-adult-educator-0923.

 

Holvoet, E; Lombaerts, K.; Engels, N.; De Backer, F. & T.  Vanwing (2010). Lifelong Learning as a strategy for educating global citizens within higher education. International Journal of Socials Sciences and Humanity Studies, Vol. 2, 1, 55-61.

 

Foré, F., K. Belpaeme, M. Debry, T. Vanwing & F. Dahdouh-Guebas (2009). A comparison between the mangroves of Tanbi Wetland Complex (the Gambia) and projects in Oostende and Knokke-Heist (Belgium) with respect to the setup of a sustainable ecotouristic project: analysis of social, cultural and educational conditions. Brussels: Proceedings of the Symposium African Botany (27/03/2009)

 

Buffel, T. & Vanwing, T. (2008) Betekenissen van sociaal-culturele educatie. In: Gids sociaal-cultureel en educatief werk. België: Kluwer Mechelen: 219-234

 

Vanwing, T.; Vermeersch, L., Verschelden, G., Machiels, R. & L. Vandenbroucke (2008). Evoluties en kenmerken van niet-formele educatie : Delphi-onderzoek bij de regionale volkshogescholen - Leuven : Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Hoger Instituut voor de Arbeid, 2008. - VII, 141 p. - ISBN 9789088360008. Available at http://www.sociaalcultureel.be/doc/Doc/wetensch_onderzoek_2.pdf

 

Vanwing, T., Meurs, P., Buffel, T., De Pauw, W. & Lombaerts, K. (2008). Adviesrapport: Eigenschappen en positie van niet formele educatie in het sociaal-cultureel volwassenenwerk. In opdracht van de Vlaamse Minister voor Cultuur, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, 296 p.

 

Vanwing, T., Elias, W. en De Cuber, L. (2007) De didactiek van de niet-didactiek. Een didactiek van de niet formele educatie. In: Onderwijsonderzoek: redelijk eigenzinnig?!  Interdisciplinair onderzoek over onderwijs in de academische lerarenopleiding van de Vrije Universiteit Brussel. IDLO-jubileumboek in het kader van de publicatiereeks 'Onderwijs en Samenleving'. VUBPress, Brussel, 145-162

 

Vanwing, T., Jacquet, W., Knockaert, J., Buffel, T. & Verté, D. (2007). Investigating socio-cultural adult educators: a survey on professionals’ beliefs, experiences, and context. In: Giannakaki, M.S. (Ed) The teacher and the teaching profession: Current Research and International issues, ATINER: Greece, Athens, 377 - 389

 

Buffel, T., Vanwing, T. & Verté, D. (2007). Making meaning of social-cultural adult education. In: Giannakaki, M.S. (Ed) The teacher and the teaching profession: Current Research and International issues, ATINER: Greece, Athens, 389-403

 


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