The following video gives you an introduction into successful learning pathways without mobility (link to external website):
Successful – because a good comparison is possible without mobility! From start to end, over ups and downs of the writing process, retaining a high motivation until the end.
Learning – because INTALL presents you options and possibilities in international comparative analysis, but there is not the ONE way – you have to build your own pathway self-directed, but with all the support from this webspace!
As mentioned in the video, the concept of comparative analysis in the case of INTALL is always a transnational one. This means, that the students compare different countries and national cases following. The basics and backgrounds of this approach are laid out in the online tutorial “Introduction to comparative adult education & reflection” on the website: https://www.hw.uni-wuerzburg.de/compall/winter-schools/online-tutorial/
The online-tutorial provides you with a video introduction into comparison in general and further methodological backgrounds of comparative analysis in AE plus an additional text to deepen your understanding. You will learn how INTALL promotes a transnational focus of comparative analysis and what the main benefits of this approach are.
As mentioned in the video, you can find a step-by-step explanation on “How to write a transnational essay” in the Compall online tutorial. If you would like to look into two examples of comparative studies, please watch the COMPALL online tutorial “Two examples of comparative studies in adult education and lifelong learning”. Both can be found here: https://www.hw.uni-wuerzburg.de/compall/winter-schools/online-tutorial/
Now that you got an insight into comparative analysis and how to work with it self-organized, here are three comparative topics that you can work on. Following the links, you will find videos, helpful links and materials, quizzes and instructions to work on.
Interpret the aims of projects and activities of adult education for sustainability of a specific non-governmental organisation. Comprehend roles played by adult educators in these projects and activities of education on sustainable development. Understand the roles of higher education institutions in the development of Goal 4 in particular focusing on Quality Education and Lifelong Learning for all.
Learn more about the professional profiles of adult educators. Explore the profiles of adult educators and training programmes in international contexts. Afterwards, you will understand the professional profiles of adult educators.
Develop an understanding of what employability is and gain a better understanding of your transversal competences and your experiences. Engage in in-depth reflection on yourself and your story to be prepared for your transition to the labour market.
- build a curriculum vitae,
- write a cover letter,
- create a professional profile on LinkedIn,
- understand professional families of adult education,
- listen and understand stories of practitioners in adult education.
In the Intall@home discussion board, you can discuss your work with other students or researchers or search for partners for a collaborative work.