International Networks and Organizations in Adult and Lifelong Learning
Blockcourse at the dates of 03./04., 10./11., 24./25. November
The course aims at providing an overview of important international organizations and networks in the field of adult and lifelong learning in different countries focusing on their programs, researches and publications. A brief discussion on theoretical perspectives covering different theories of globalization and the emergence of knowledge society will help the students analyse the functioning of different global networks and develop a comparative perspective. The course would also discuss selected innovative projects designed by these organizations with a view to motivating the students to under-take comparative studies and learning from other countries and cultures. It is expected that the course would not only help the students to acquire a broader global perspective on the developments in the field of adult and lifelong learning but also motivate some of them to carry on further studies related to these organizations.
An important part of this course will be a field visit to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in Hamburg with a view to familiarizing the students with actual functioning and programs of the Institute and providing them an opportunity to personally meet and discuss with specialist working on different country projects and explore the possibilities of internship at the UIL. During field visit, students will get an opportunity to listen to the presentations by the UIL staff on (1) Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network, (2) Data bases on innovative practices and (3) Recognition, validation and accreditation of prior learning. Besides they may have an opportunity to meet and listen to Prof. Arne Carlsen, Director of the Institute. The students will be able to spend sometime in the specialized library of the UIL and familiarize with the recent literature.
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