The ASEM Research and Education Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) supported the Conference themed "Teachers and Trainers in Lifelong Learning: Professional Development in Asia and Europe", spearheaded by its Network 3: Professionalisation of Lifelong Learning with special emphasis on Teacher Training.
The Conference took place on 29-30 June 2009 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany and was organised by the German Institute for Adult Education, Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning. The discussions focused on teachers and trainers working in the field of lifelong learning, specifically their professional development. The 10 parallel workshops covered topics such as: (1) future competences of persons working in LLL; (2) pathways towards professionalization in LLL; (3) effects of teacher training in LLL; (4) between responsibility and accountability: teachers and trainers in LLL; (5) validation of adult educators' competences.
Network 3 is co-ordinated by Professor Ekkehard Nuissl von Rein from the German Institute for Adult Education, University of Duisburg/Essen, Germany.
This conference will focus on teachers and trainers working in lifelong learning and on their professional development: What competences are needed in future by people working in the field of lifelong learning? What pathways of professionalisation are available to them in Europe and Asia? What are the actual effects of teacher training? What are the specific responsibilities of ACE teachers and trainers? At the conference, we intend to exchange and compare findings, current research results, best practice and views on the situation of the personnel working in Lifelong Learning in Asian and in European countries.
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