For the 8th time, the Professorship of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Wuerzburg organised the Adult Education Academy (formerly Winter School), which took place on 1–12 February 2021. The main aim was to enable exchanges between master’s and doctoral students and with adult education practitioners from around the world. In this way, individuals could compare and expand their individual knowledge and experience. The Academy enrolled 72 participants from 24 countries, including Hungary, Italy, India, Germany, Brazil, Nigeria, Russia, and Palestine.
This year, the Adult Education Academy took place under special conditions: the coronavirus pandemic called for a fully virtual mode of delivery. In the first week of the Adult Education Academy, participants took a deeper look at strategies and theories in adult education. These theoretical insights were complemented by virtual field visits at adult education institutions in and around Wuerzburg. During the second week of the Adult Education Academy, we focused on specific topics regarding adult education and lifelong learning, such as ‘Innovative teaching practices used by teachers and educators during COVID-19’.