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English Modules in Hybrid Mode

All courses listed here take place in synchronous-hybrid, self-directed and/or blended learning mode, which allows flexibility in terms of time and location.

Please find here a short description of the three modes.

Synchronous hybrid mode

The event takes place simultaneously (synchronously) in presence on campus in Würzburg and via Zoom.

Self-directed mode

Seminar contents are worked on and developed independently outside of the course.

Blended learning mode

The synchronous-hybrid mode of delivery of the event is complemented by online learning phases.

By offering the English-language modules in hybrid mode, you have the possibility to receive credit for individual modules for a module study without having to study the entire Master's programme. The courses are therefore aimed at (international) students of the Master's in Educational Science, the Double Degree Programme and practitioners in the field of adult/continuing education.

Module 06-BW-VEW: International-Comparative Adult and Continuing Education

Course title Preparation seminar of the Adult Education Academy: Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Description The seminar equips students who want to engage in the Adult Education Academy with preliminaries with a regard to contents of the program. The preparation consists of the reading and the discussion of central texts. It supports the students in acquiring academic English skills as well as in writing the national reports that are essential requirement for the Adult Education Academy “Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning” that takes place in Würzburg in February each year.
Time frame


15.10.2024 – 17.12.2024
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CET

Mode synchronous hybrid sessions and asynchronous self-learn phases
ECTS 10-15
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Regina Egetenmeyer

Course title Adult Education Academy: Comparative Studies in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Description In the Adult Education Academy on International and Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, students and professors from different international universities will work together to develop and compare international strategies for lifelong learning. During the Adult Education Academy, you will have the opportunity to work with experts in lifelong learning and with fellow students from different countries.
Time frame

Monday till Friday

03.02. – 14.02.2025
9 a.m. – 17 p.m. CET each day

Mode synchronous hybrid sessions
ECTS 10-15
Lecturer Professors and lecturers from European and international universities

Module 06-BW-VEW: International learning project

Course title International learning project

In this module there will be done an educational learning project in an international context. It serves the deve lopment and deepening of experiences for professional acting in international contexts.

Time frame


Mode self-directed learning
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Regina Egetenmeyer

Module 06-BW-BMint/S1: Educational Management

Course title Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Human Development
Description This course introduces students to a theoretical discussion on the importance of VET in the so called ‘knowledge society’. Training the workforce has always been a national political aim and a company concern. However, the profound changes that have occurred at economic, technological and demographic levels, among others, have contributed to the growing importance of skills formation and development worldwide. The VET designation encompasses a huge variety of education and training modalities. In this course, the study of VET focuses on the provisions of initial VET included in educational systems, and on the continuing VET developed by companies. If the first is aimed at training the future workforce, the second is targeted at workers already in the labour market.  The course is design in order to provide students with theoretical tools to critically analyse the arguments that legitimize VET national policies and in company practices and to discuss the role of initial VET in the Europeanisation process.  During the course, students will analyse and compare different European initial VET systems in order to understand their structures, functions, effects and their relations with the variety of capitalism in European countries. A similar methodological strategy will be used for the study of in-company VET.
Time frame


16.10.2024 - 29.01.2025
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CET

Mode synchronous hybrid sessions
Lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mar Joanpere

Module 06-BW-REW: Contexts and Theories in Adult and Continuing Education

Course title Adult Learning and Teaching
Description In the course, participants gain an insight into the basics of learning and teaching in adult education (ALE), considering international perspectives. First, the basics of the field of adult education (e.g. structures, domains, learners) and theoretical perspectives and the specifics of adult learning will be addressed. This is followed by an exploration of theoretical perspectives on the design of teaching and learning settings (didactics) in adult learning and education. For this purpose, we deal with selected theoretical didactic perspectives. In a next step we try to transfer the theoretical perspectives to the planning and design of concrete teaching and learning settings. Finally, we look at the influence of digitalisation on the design of teaching and learning settings. We take a look at different media-based teaching formats and digital media and see how we can design teaching and learning settings with their help.
Time frame


17.10.2024 - 19.12.2024
12 a.m. - 16 p.m. CET

Mode synchronous hybrid sessions and asynchronous self-learn phases
ECTS 5-10
Lecturer Dr. Lisa Breitschwerdt

Module 06-BW-LL: Lifelong Learning: International Perspectives and Policies

Course title Lifelong Learning: international perspectives, policies and experiences

UNESCO has just published the report of the International Commission on the Futures of Education under the title Reimagining our futures together. A new social contract for education. Within the perspective of lifelong learning it looks at the challenges of the future – social and climate justice, peace and sustainable development, migration and integration – and how the different sub-sectors of the education system need to change in the light of digitalization and globalization. The UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (UIL) has published Making Lifelong Learning a Reality: A Handbook. Both books will be made available on the seminar website, in addition to other important documents, many of which derive from global conferences like the UN Sustainable Development Goals or the UNESCO World Conferences on Adult Education called CONFINTEA.
Participants will learn more about international polices and strategies in education, how they are developed and related to national and local implementation. The potential roles of governments, civil society and universities are taken into focus. A special attention is placed on adult and continuing education – the majority of people are adults and for the longest time in life. This calls for improvements in the professionalization and institutionalization of adult education which has been argued for by civil society. Examples of advocacy and experiences from different countries, especially in Europe are analyzed.

Time frame

Fridays & Saturdays

17.11. & 18.11.23
19.01. & 20.01.24
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CET

Mode synchronous hybrid sessions
Lecturer Prof. (H) Dr. Dr. H.c. mult. Heribert Hinzen

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