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Continuing education and training – a complex subject

The topic of continuing education and training can be analysed from different perspectives. From the viewpoint of learners, this is an individual step of learning. For trainers this is an occupational field. For academics this is a research subject. At the level of society, adult learning has a political and economic dimension in that it promotes participation in public life, creates equality of opportunity and qualifies skilled workers for the labour market.

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Special focuses

The special focuses of SVEB are the promotion of basic skills of adults, the safeguarding and further development of the quality of continuing education and training, and research work on its function and impact.

Basic skills (in German)

What are the important basic skills of adults and how can they be promoted?

Quality assurance and development (in German)

How can the quality of continuing education and training programmes be tested, strengthened and improved?

International level

At the international level, continuing education and training is promoted and coordinated across borders.

Research (in German)

What is the significance of continuing education and training in the world of academia and where is relevant research conducted?

Continuing education and training in SMEs (in German)

Small and medium-sized enterprises without a continuing education and training department face specific challenges.

Mega trends

Continuing education and training is, not least, influenced by mega trends. These include digitisation and migration. These two trends challenge the system and call for adjustments both in content and in didactics. SVEB deals with these topics and elaborates suggestions for solutions.

Digitisation (in German)

Digitisation leads to new educational contents and creates new teaching and learning methods.