Adult Education Academy


Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th Adult Education Academy was again offered as a fully virtual event. On 7–18 February 2022, 84 participants from 19 different countries exchanged, compared, and expanded their individual knowledge and experience in adult and continuing education and lifelong learning. Master’s and doctoral students, as well as adult education practitioners and lecturers, for example from Brazil, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nigeria, and Uganda, worked together in the Academy. During the first week, participants took a closer look at strategies and theories in adult education. The insights were complemented by virtual field visits to international adult education institutions. For the second week, students were engaged in different specific topics of adult education and lifelong learning. For example, they explored how digital competences can be acquired through study programmes in adult education.