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Adult Learning and Education in International Contexts: Future Challenges for its Professionalization

Comparative Perspectives from the 2016 Würzburg Winter School

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Regina Egetenmeyer, Sabine Schmidt-Lauff and Vanna Boffo

This volume analyses adult education and lifelong learning as international phenomena, which have a strong influence on professionals working in this field. Based on the 2016 Würzburg Winter School, the book identifies influences on policy at local, national and international levels. It examines the internationalization of adult education and emphasizes the emergence of different dimensions of professionalism in adult education.

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The Modern Phenomenon of Adult Learning and Professional Time-Sensitivity – a Temporal, Comparative Approach Contrasting Italy and Germany (Sabine Schmidt-Lauff & Roberta Bergamini)

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Sabine Schmidt-Lauff & Roberta Bergamini

The Modern Phenomenon of Adult Learning and Professional Time-Sensitivity – a Temporal, Comparative Approach Contrasting Italy and Germany

Abstract: A temporal approach argues for a renewed understanding of time with respect to adult and lifelong learning in societies that are characterized by change and transformation. We promote the requirement of “quality time” for transformation, development and slow maturation as being a necessary component of a professional understanding of this phenomenon.

Modern Conceptualization of Time – Transformation and Acceleration as Paradigms for Lifelong Learning Today

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