Adult Education Academy

Prof.(H) Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Heribert Hinzen

Heribert Hinzen, Prof.(H) Dr. Dr. h.c. mult., is a senior consultant on adult education and lifelong learning for sustainable development. He worked for DVV International for almost four decades, both in headquarters and in offices in Sierra Leone, Hungary and Lao PDR. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Pécs in Hungary as well as the Universities of Bukarest and Iasi in Romania, and teaches comparative adult education at the University of Würzburg for the last decade. He has served as Vice-President of the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) and the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), and is currently Vice-President of the global network for Promoting, Interrogating and Mobilising Adult learning and education (PIMA). He was a member of the CONFINTEA VI Consultative Group, the UN Literacy Decade Expert Group, the UNESCO Reference Group on Higher Education for EFA, and a delegate to the World Education Fora of 2000 and 2015. He was inducted to the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 2006. He is an Honorary Fellow of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Review of Education – Journal of Lifelong Learning.

  • Adult education within lifelong learning
  • Citizenship and education for sustainable development
  • Policy, legislation and financing of ALE
  • Professionalzation and institutionalization

CG6: Citizenship Education (CE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in a lifelong learning perspective: arguments, examples and experiences

Co-Moderator: Prof. Balázs Németh

In this particular context, students will relate their practice-based cases to the policy contexts articulated in relevant and available documents to assess the extent to which they meet and/or match regarding goals, contents and expected impacts.

Specific roles and impacts of international communities like EU initiatives, UN-based agendas such as CONFINTEA or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and the roles played by UNESCO and the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) or the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA).

Reasons for participation/non-participation in active citizenship education and education for sustainable development and other ALE activities, courses, programmes, campaigns, initiatives, etc. will be a matter of concern and research. In this regard, students must consult data sources on ALE referring to their countries and explain what the data, or the lack of data, may reflect in their context. This focus is relevant to comparative studies in the context of interrelated dimensions of ALE through CE as well as ESD.

Belete, S., Duke, C., Hinzen, H., Owusu-Boampong, A., Phuoc, K. H. (2022). Community Learning Centres (CLCs) for Adult Learning and Education (ALE): development in and by communities. In: International Review of Education, 68:259–290 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-022-09954-w

Denholm, J., Hinzen, H., Németh, B., Phuoc, K. (Eds.) (2022). Special Issue on CONFINTEA. PIMA Bulletin, 44.  https://epale.ec.europa.eu/en/content/pima-bulletin-no-44-september-2022-special-issue-confintea

Duke, C., Hinzen, H., & Sarrazin, R. (Eds.) (2021). Public Financing of Popular Adult Learning and Education (ALE). Experience, lessons and recommendations from 14 country and case studies. Bonn: DVV International. https://www.dvv-international.de/fileadmin/files/Inhalte_Bilder_und_Dokumente/Materialien/Analysis/DVV_International_Analysis_Financing_Popular_ALE_Web2.pdf

Hinzen, H., Klement, C., Klun, J., Németh, B. (2022). Local experiences and global commitments in citizenship education and adult learning in communities: Comparative perspectives on Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovenia. In: Sisyphus. Jornal of Education, Vol. 10, 2, 129-155. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25749/sis.25450

Hinzen, H., Meilhammer, E.  (2022). 100 years of Volkshochschule in Germany – 50 years of DVV International: Signposts for local and global comparative perspectives on adult learning and education. Int Rev Educ 68, 125–154 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11159-022-09944-y





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