Preparatory Phase

For preparation you are asked to: (A) do some reading and (B) write a transnational Essay (8-10 pages) on the topic of your Comparative Group Work. Please register at WueCampus (moodle platform) of the JMU Würzburg.


Part 1: European Strategies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

For the analysis of European and international strategies in Lifelong Learning there will be an introduction into a theoretical analysis model. Therefore, we will work with the study guide 'European Strategies in Lifelong Learning: A Critical Introduction'. The authors of the study guide, Professor Licínio Líma and Professor Paula Guimaraes, will moderate the discussion of two different groups. This introduction will be followed by discussions with European Stakeholders in adult and Lifelong Learning as well as by the visit of adult education providers in Würzburg. The finale of the first part of the Winter School will be a reflection and a placing of Lifelong Learning practices into the analytical model.


Part 2: Comparing Lifelong Learning

For the comparison of selected subtopics of Lifelong Learning students will choose one subtopic, which will be guided by an international expert. Each group (with around 10 students) will consist of participants from different countries. Each participant will act as representative of his/her home country. Within the group work a comparison will be done. The comparative group work will end with a poster presentation showing the results of the comparison.On registration, each participant will choose one group - in which they will represent their country during the comparison. Every participant will prepare a short country description before the winter school. By this, each students will provide an insight into his/her home country to the group fellows. After registration, all participants will make contact with the moderators of the groups to get some hints concerning the preparation of the country description. The comparison will be done in groups (students can select one).