Intensive Workshop - Education graduates’ need for international and comparative skills, their benefits and influence
From 11 - 12 February 2016 an Intensive Workshop and Multiplier Event took place as part of the COMPALL Project at the Julius-Maximilian University in Würzburg. It ran parallel to the Intensive Programme of the 2016 Adult Education Academy.
It focused on presenting and discussing the first results, products and (interim) outcomes of the COMPALL Project taking place at the same time and also featured:
- Two keynote speakers (“International and comparative skills for educational practice: who requires them and how to form?” by Prof. Olga Fedotova, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and “Adult Education professionalisation: The Globale Curriculum for Adult Learning“ by Maja Avramovska, DVV International, Germany)
- A poster session
- A world café
- A review of the outcomes of students’ comparative working groups at the 2016 Adult Education Academy.
The Intensive Workshop was a great success and attracted more participants than expected, i.e. a total of 25 (8 COMPALL members, 7 national participants, 10 international participants).
The degree of mutual appreciation amongst the participants, external experts, guests, and COMPALL partners was exceptional.
The Intensive Workshop received excellent feedback, in particular for its location and agenda, and also for the open, friendly and constructive atmosphere during discussions and work sessions. In addition to this, the internal evaluation and the feedback submitted by participants showed not only approval, but also new findings for the first packages of the COMPALL IOs:
- Newsletter for PhDs and MAs;
- Transnational tandems (e.g. PhDs could supervise MAs);
- Fluid curricula (students can move during the Winter School/Comparative Group Work).
Furthermore, a world café work group (moderated by Prof. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff) recommended further ways of developing the COMPALL partnership internally and externally (e.g. by strengthening networking (e.g. via ICAE); forming round tables (long-term, with invited experts); inviting groups of stakeholders). New possibilities of cooperation within the COMPALL project were discussed during the multiplier event with the following organizations and universities: DVV International in Bonn/Germany (collaboration within the DVV GLOBALE curriculum), University of Verona in Italy, Southern Federal University in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, University Kebangsaan, Malaysia.
A selection of key outcomes has been published in a small, follow-up COMPALL volume entitled “Adult Learning and Education in International Contexts: Future Challenges for its Professionalization” (E. Egetenmeyer/S. Schmidt-Lauff/V. Boffo 2017). The paper by M. Avramovska & T. Czerwinski contributes to the further discussion and development of the Curriculum Globale for comparative professionalisation.
For further information please take a look at the program of the Multiplier Event 2016!