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Unlimited Learning – DIE Awards Innovation Prize in Continuing Education 2011

"Unlimited Learning – Didactical Approaches to Dislimitation and Boundaries!"- is the motto of this year´s Innovation Prize in Continuing Education awarded by the German Institute for Adult Education – Leibniz-Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE).

Applications can be made by providers of continuing education who didactically approach the social phenomenon of dislimitation. Applications may be submitted until March 31, 2011. The award ceremony will take place in Bonn during the DIE Forum on Continuing Education on December 5 and 6, 2011.

The motto picks up on the social phenomenon of dislimitation which challenges providers of continuing education to develop new didactic approaches. Applicants should outline their individual approaches to shifting boundaries. Boundaries can be of spacial, temporary or linguistic nature, existing between generations as well as between the working and living environment. The prize is awarded in three categories: "Space and Time", "Working and Living", "Nation and Generation".

Projects, programmes or models referred to in the applications, may be aimed at both aspects of dislimitation: opportunities gained as a result of overcoming boundaries – e.g. international groups of learners – as well as risks deriving from the dislimitation of working and living.

Laureates will be awarded a cash prize and have the opportunity of presenting the prize winning project to an expert audience. The Innovation Prize 2011 will be presented in Bonn during the DIE Forum on Continuing Education on December 5 and 6, 2011. The award is sponsored by W. Bertelsmann Verlag, Bielefeld.

The DIE has awarded the Innovation Prize in Continuing Education biennially since 1997. The award is intended to publicize innovative and promising approaches to continuing education and present them to the general public. For more detailed information and application forms, see the DIE website.