The international scientific conference titled “Developing and Understanding Professional Identity of Adult Educators” will be held in Rijeka, from 14th to 17th June, 2017. The conference is organised by the Adult Education Institution Dante from Rijeka in cooperation with distinguished experts in the field of adult education.
The main topic of the conference is a professional identity of adult educators. The aim to improve the quality of adult education can be seen in more frequent attempts at its professionalisation. The considerable variability of adult education is reflected in the great number and variety of andragogical institutions, teaching content, ways of teaching and learning, staff competences and qualifications, and disorganised legislation, presenting a challenge to the development of adult educators’ identity, especially if their lack of joint professional vision is taken into consideration.
The Conference aims to bring together scientists and expert practitioners in adult education, representatives of government agencies and/or ministries, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders from Croatia and abroad. By contributing to the conference, participants will publicly promote the importance of adult education, contribute to the strengthening of cross-border cooperation, networking, and conducting andragogical research.