Prof. Sir Alan Tuckett, OBE (University of Wolverhampton) has finished his stay here at Professorship for Adult and Continuing Education at JMU. We all - students and staff - had a great inspiring time with him during winter term. Alan Tuckett is one of the leading experts in the field of Adult Education and has shared his vast professional experiences and his perspective on the needs and challenges of adult education in our modern world. We enjoyed this enriching stay very much. Take care, Alan! Thanks also to DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) who founded the guest professorship with means of BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
Read more about his stay at the Professorship for Adult and Continuing Education from his point of view:
I was grateful for the opportunity to spend a semester at the University of Würzburg on a DAAD Guest Professorship in the autumn and winter of 2019-20. International exchanges are personally stimulating – students growing up in one education system pose fresh challenges; international co-operation is consolidated, and there is a chance to teach and write. I have taught a Bachelor’s course (Reading the world - adult learning, advocacy and social change); two Master’s courses – (Needs, Wants, Demand and Supply: Engaging adults in learning; and The role of adult learning and education in the different perspectives on life-long learning offered by UNESCO, OECD and the European Union). Each has been attended by a mix of German students and ERASMUS students from a rich mix of countries. In addition, I have given an open lecture, taught as a guest on a variety of other courses and co-ordinated a very successful workshop of the International Council for Adult Education and the role of advocacy organisations in policy formation. Finally, I have been able to participate as co-moderator of a strand of Würzburg’s remarkable International Winter School on lifelong learning.
My colleagues at Würzburg have been unfailingly helpful and intellectually stimulating. The Department is ably led by Professor Egetenmeyer, and my research fellow colleagues Christian Hühn and Lisa Breitschwerdt made it possible for me to negotiate the challenges of a new system. I was helped too by Monika Staab and Dr. Stefanie Kröner as well as by my student interns Christina Hümmer and Vincent Przybilla – I look forward to seeing the outcome of the online learning materials they are generating.
I feel sure that as a result of my visit there will be opportunities for co-operative projects in the field of lifelong learning between Wolverhampton and Würzburg.
Professor Dr. (h.c.mult) Sir Alan Tuckett OBE