Adult Education Academy

Pre-Workshop: Adult Education in Asia and Europe (Kopie 1)

Pre-Workshop: Individual and Collective Approaches in Adult Education - From Policies to Implementation in Asia and Europe

Two days in advance of the Adult Education Academy an international workshop is going to take place.

Time: 1st February 2016 (Monday), 10.00 Registration, 11.00-16.00 & 2nd February 2016 (Tuesday), 9.00-16.00

Place: Z6 Building, rooms 2.002, 2.004 and 2.006

Registration: If you intend to join, please register via e-mail (lifelong-learning@uni-wuerzburg.de). Würzburg students please register via sb@home.

The workshop will create a forum for a joint discussion of differences between Asian and European approaches in adult education. Therefore, policies in adult education and lifelong learning in selected countries will be analyzed. The workhops ask for the assumption of individual and indidualized approaches in European countries and collective and group approaches in Asian countries. The workshop will lay a special focus on India and China.The format of the workshop will integrate short presentations, joint discussion and reflection  phases  together  with  a  joint  analysis  of  selected  policy documents. Scholars and students in adult education and lifelong learning are invited joining the workshop. Exchange students will have the possibility points by providing a reflection report.


Preparatory Reading


Official Journal of the European Union (2012). Council conclusions of 26 November 2012 on education and training in Europe 2020 - the contribution of education and training to economic recovery, growth and jobs (2012/C 393/02). URL: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:393:0005:0007:EN:PDF

UNESCO Institute of Lifelong Learning (2012). UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning. Hamburg. URL: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002163/216360e.pdf

2015 Joint Report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020). URL: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:52015XG1215%2802%29&from=EN

Council Resolution on a renewed European agenda for adult learning. URL: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32011G1220%2801%29&from=EN

Gouvernment of India. Ministry of Human Resource Development. URL: http://mhrd.gov.in/nep-new

National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: URL: http://www.skilldevelopment.gov.in/assets/images/Skill%20India/policy%20booklet-%20Final.pdf

Main Issues

  1. To introduce the overall content that would be discussed throughout the Adult Education Academy
  2. To give an overview about the expectations during the Adult Education Academy and the expected outcomes of the whole Programme.
  3. To make the participants aware about the context of Lifelong Learning in the Asia and Europe
  4. To highlight the similarities and differences in the policies and implementation for Lifelong Learning in Asia and Europe
  5. To know and understand each other and mark the beginning of a creative and productive exercise as a team.


Monday, 1 February 2016

10.00-11.00 Registration Z6, 2.010
11.00-11.15 Welcome Note and Introduction to the Workshop (R. Egetenmeyer, C. Singai) Z6, 2.002
11.15-12.00 Ice-Breaking Session Z6, 2.002

From Policy Formulation to Policy Implementation (S. Ehlers)

Z6, 2.002


Group Work about Ways to Overcome Barriers for Recognition of Prior Learning: UNESCO Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning (R. Egetenmeyer, S. Ehlers)

Z6, 2.002
Z6, 2.004
Z6, 2.006

Plenary Presentations and Discussion

Z6, 2.002

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Trajectory of Lifelong Learning in India: Reflections from the Field (C. Singai, S. Singh)

Z6, 2.002

Group Work on Lifelong Learning in India: New Education Policy, 2015 (C. Singai, S. Singh)

Z6, 2.002
Z6, 2.004
Z6, 2.006

Plenary Presentations

Z6, 2.002


Germany in the Context of European Lifelong Learning Policies (R. Egetenmeyer) Z6, 2.002

Group Work for analyzing the framework for European cooperation in education and training: Education and Training 2020 (ET 2020) (R. Egetenmeyer, S. Ehlers)

Z6, 2.002
Z6, 2.004
Z6, 2.006

Plenary Presentations

Z6, 2.002
16.15-17.00 Discussion about two regimes within national economies:
1. Teaching as a way of thinking (top-down/ collective)
2. Learning as a way of thinking (bottom-up/individual) (S. Ehlers, S. Singh)
Z6, 2.002