Adult Life Long Learning in Social Work – A European Network for Social Work as Adult Education and Blended Learning
The particular needs s of social work students in adult or continuing education have not been addressed at European level, although increasing number of students are studying social work besides working in the field. The ALLISW network will undertake significant steps in developing professional education of social work offered as adult studies according to the concept of Life-Long-Learning. This calls for particular pedagogical solutions and also opens new options for direct practice research.
The concrete aim of the ALLISW is to develop international learning options for MA-level adult students in work-and-study situation to match their particular situation. Adult students can seldom use the 6 or 12 months ERASMUS-options for exchange study. But teachers’ mobility programs, shared forms of blended learning methods, such as internet-based class rooms, distance learning, annual joint seminars and mutual practice visits, are possible.
The network is coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Finland http://www.chydenius.fi/en. Coordinator of the network is Tuomo Kokkonen (tuomo.kokkonen at chydenius.fi).
Members of the Network
- University of Jyväskylä, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, Finland
- University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- University of Lisbon, Portugal, Jorge Ferreira
- University of Petrosani, Romania
- Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnus; Lithuania
- Univerzity Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
New members to the network are wellcome!