International Developments in Adult Education
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Täiskasvanuhariduse rahvusvahelised arengud
Course title in English
International Developments in Adult Education
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To create opportunities for analysing possibilities and perspectives in the international developments of adult education.
Brief description of the course
KEY THEMES for the e-course:
Introduction to the e-course and to the e-learning enviroinment(Moodle); agreements and learning assignments.
International developments and research in adult education and adult learning.
Overview of the current EU programmes and policy related to developments in adult education. Adult education associations in Europe and beyond. Overview of current research in the fields of Adult Education and Learning, placing special emphasis on the European dimension. Overview of the main fields in international research in Adult Education and Learning (access and participation; social inclusion; migration; professionalisation of adult education and adult educators; biographical and narrative approach in research on adult learning).
The course is a combination of choices of self-learning in the form of e-learning, and web-based sessions in small groups; also, during the course virtual field trip will be organised.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- compares international developments in adult education and adult learning policy based on critical theory;
- analyses critically the current international research on adult education and learning.
Larissa Jõgi,Veronika Rogolevitš, Bonnie Slide, George Zarifis,Carmel Borg
Prerequisite course 1
Additional information
Individual work: participation in course forum; reflective assignments and reflective paper (based on students personal or small group interests and course readings)
Group discussions based on joint and individual learning assignments.
Individual assignment combined with the small group joint assignment
Course material will be uploaded in course DRIVE.
Individual and group assignments (will be discuss in first session) vary throughout the course.
Individual assignments require reading course texts including various materials (research, reports etc), review the texts, writing reflective paper and participating in small group discussions; peer assessment.
All assignments need to be submitted on time as these are an input for the new topics.
Study guide, course material, texts for reading and learning assignments will be uploaded to the course DRIVE

Study programmes containing that course