4th International Winter School

Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

6th-17th February 2017 in Würzburg, Germany

The international Winter School ‘Comparative Studies on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning’ is dedicated to analysing and comparing international and European strategies in Lifelong Learning. Based on social policy models, Lifelong Learning strategies in Europe, including selected European countries, will be subjected to a critical analysis. Furthermore, subtopics of Lifelong Learning have been chosen (e.g. participation in adult education in Europa, training the adult learning trainers, quality in adult education) for an in-depth comparison and analysis of the situation in various European countries.

During the first part of the winter school, theories and approaches will be used for analysing European and international Lifelong Learning strategies. The programme features direct interactions with key European stakeholders in Lifelong Learning. Furthermore, local providers in adult and continuing education in Würzburg will be visited. The interaction will lead to a critical analysis and to a comparison of Lifelong Learning strategies, as well as to a theory-practice reflection on international policies in Lifelong Learning.

Comparisons within the Winter School are focusing on questions of adult education and lifelong learning. Questions within adult education are referring to learning processes of adults and the integration of them into diverse (educational) contexts. In international contexts – especially within international organisations – on can find the term lifelong learning which is frequently associated with adult learning. The Winter School is looking on questions and discourse of lifelong learning from the perspective of adult education.

The Winter School is geared towards master and doctoral students from Europe and beyond. Mainly focused are students who are enrolled in study programmes close to Adult Education and Lifelong Learning. We welcome an interdisciplinary approach towards these topics.


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