Our main research areas at the Professorship of Adult Education are:

  • Biographical Research
  • Community Education and Development
  • Continuing Vocational Education and Training
  • Education for Democray/Citizenship Education
  • History of Adult Education
  • International and Comparative Adult Education
  • Literacy/Numeracy/Basic Education
  • Peace Education
  • Professional Development in Adult Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Sustainability

In addition to these research areas, we also conduct demand-oriented projects and in connection to services in cooperation with institutions of adult educational practice, research institutes, education policy and administration. We also conduct explorative or experimental studies and evaluations.

Current Projects:

“Understanding educational aspirations: Subjective Narratives as a Starting Point for Continuing Education Decisions” (May 2021 – December 2023)

Alpha Laboratory: “Literacy in Dialogue – Participatory, Reflexive and Action-developing Research” (January 2021 – December 2023)

“E.K.I. – Evaluation, Conceptualization and Implementation of Work Process Oriented Continuing Medical Education” (February 2019 – December 2023).

EEO Encyclopedia of Educational Science Online – Adult Education Subject Area (2009 – ongoing).

Completed Projects:

“Numerality as Social Practice in the Course of Time”, Project within the Research Network “Everyday Mathematics as Part of Adult Basic Education.” (July 2017 – December 2020)

“Paid educational leave: Longterm Biographical Consequences and Effects of Multiple Participation.” (June 2017 – December 2019)

Evaluation of 54 Projects Concerning Literacy and Basic Education (May 2015 – April 2016)

„Literacy as Social Practise: An Urban District Revisited“, Project within the BMBF-Programme „Alphabund: Forschung und Entwicklung zur Alphabetisierung und Grundbildung Erwachsener“ (March 2008 – September 2010)

„Political Participation Through Societal Competences“, Grundtvig-Project in the Context of the Socrates Programme of EU (2003 – 2005)

“Development of a Reference Model for Personal Counseling”, Project within the Joint Project “Educational Counseling in Learning Regions.” (May 2007 – June 2008)


Letzte Änderung: 26. September 2023