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Semester 1/winter semester: Wednesday 13:40-14:40, Thursday 13:40-14:40
Semester 2/summer semester: Thursday 10:10-12:10
Assoc. Prof. Borut Mikulec
Borut Mikulec is Associate professor for adult education at the Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He teaches several bachelor and master courses: Comparative adult education, International perspectives on adult education, and Sociology of adult education. His fields of research are: comparative adult and continuing education, the role of transnational organisations (EU, OECD, UNESCO) in education policy, European and national qualifications frameworks, professional development of adult educators, recognition of prior learning, continuing vocational education and active citizenship. He is currently involved in project “Lifelong learning of adults for sustainable development and the digital breakthrough ” and project “Pedagogical and andragogical studies - Learning and education for a good-quality life in community”. He is a member of international associations in the field of adult education (ESREA, ISCAE) and from 2017 editor in chief of the international scientific journal “Studies in Adult Education and Learning”.
Milana, M., & Mikulec, B. (2023). Setting the new European agenda for adult learning 2021-2030: Political mobilisation and the influence of advocacy coalitions. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 205-228. https://doi.org/10.3384/rela.2000-7426.4637
Mikulec, B., & Guimarães, P. (2023). The OECD solutionism and mythologies in adult education policy: skills strategies in Portugal and Slovenia. Studies in Continuing Education, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 324-343. DOI: 10.1080/0158037X.2022.2092090
Lima, L. C., Guimarães, P., & Mikulec, B. (2022). The debate on intergovernmental organisations and adult learning and education policies: intersections between the political and scientific fields. International Journal of Lifelong Education, vol 41, no. 6, pp. 572-596. DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2022.2110619
Mikulec, B., Singh, S., Schiller, J., Balappagari, D., & Tirmize, S. T. A. (2022). Toward a Convergence or Divergence of Adult Learning and Education Policies? Recognition of Prior Learning in Germany and India. SISYPHUS - Journal of Education, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 37-60.DOI: 10.25749/sis.25505
Košmerl, T., & Mikulec, B. (2022). Adult Education for Sustainable Development from the Perspective of Transformative Learning Theories. Sodobna pedagogika/Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 164-179.
Mikulec, B., Ermenc, K. S., & Kristl, N. (2021). The Impact of Slovenian Qualifications Framework: Stakeholders’ Perspective. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 319-330. doi: 10.23947/2334-8496-2021-9-3-319-330
Mikulec, B. (2021). The influence of international intergovernmental organisations on Slovenian adult education policies. International Journal of Lifelong Education, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 37-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/02601370.2021.1871674
Košmerl, T., & Mikulec, B. (2021). ‘You have to run it like a company’: The marketisation of adult learning and education in Germany and Slovenia. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 47-63. DOI: 10.3384/rela.2000-7426.ojs3466
Guimarães, P., & Mikulec, B. (2021). The paradox of utilitarian recognition of prior learning: the cases of Portugal and Slovenia. European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 109-122. DOI: 10.3384/rela.2000-7426.ojs1479.
Schwarz, J., & Mikulec, B. (2020). The Role of Organisations in the Professionalisation of Adult Educators in Germany and Slovenia. Andragoške studije/Andragogical Studies, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 9-32. DOI: 10.5937/AndStud2002009S
GUIMARÃES, Paula, & MIKULEC, Borut (2020). Aprendizagem ao longo da vida e União Europeia: a instrumentalização da educação de adultos. Laplage em Revista. mai./ago. 2020, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 59-75. ISSN 2446-6220. DOI: 10.24115/S2446-6220202062851p.
MIKULEC, Borut (2019). Competences of adult education professionals in the European and Slovene context. Journal of adult and continuing education. 2019, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 25-44, ilustr. ISSN 1479-7194. DOI: 10.1177/1477971418805502.
MIKULEC, Borut (2018). Normative presumptions of the European Union's adult education policy. Studies in the education of adults. 2018, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 133-151, ilustr. ISSN 1478-9833. DOI: 10.1080/02660830.2018.1522942.
MIKULEC, Borut (2017). On democratic adult education: navigating the dialogue between consensus and dissensus in contemporary multicultural communities. Dyskursy Młodych Andragogów/Adult Education Discourses. 2017, št. 18, pp. 89-101. ISSN 2084-2740.
MIKULEC, Borut (2017). Impact of the Europeanisation of education: qualifications frameworks in Europe. European educational research journal. 2017, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 455-473, ilustr. ISSN 1474-9041. DOI: 10.1177/1474904116673645.
MIKULEC, Borut, JELENC-KRAŠOVEC, Sabina (2016). Marketising Slovene adult education policies and practices using mechanisms of the Europeanisation of education. European journal for research on the education and learning of adults. 2016, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 151-170, ilustr. ISSN 2000-7426.
MIKULEC, Borut, ERMENC, Klara S. (2016). Qualifications frameworks between global and European pressures and local responses. SAGE open. 2016, 10 pp. ISSN 2158-2440. DOI: 10.1177/2158244016644948.
MIKULEC, Borut (2015). The possibilities of intercultural education in European society. International journal of Euro-Mediterranean studies. [Print ed.]. 2015, vol. 8, no. 1, str. 43-61, 88, 92, 94. ISSN 1855-3362.
MIKULEC, Borut (2015). Concepts of knowledge, subjectivity and adult education in European adult education policy. Sodobna pedagogika/Journal of Contemporary Educational Studies. dec. 2015, vol. 66 = 132, no. 4, pp. 46-61, 48-63. ISSN 0038-0474.
MIKULEC, Borut (2015). Validation of non-formal and informal learning from a European perspective - linking validation arrangements with national qualifications frameworks. Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 7-19. ISSN 1318-5160.
MIKULEC, Borut (2015). Formation of adult education policy from a European perspective. Andragoške studije/Andragogical Studies. no. 1, jun 2015, pp. 9-24.
Books, (co-)authored and (co-)edited
MIKULEC, Borut (editor), KUMP, Sonja (editor), KOŠMERL, Tadej (editor). (2021). Reflections on Adult Education and Learning: The Adult Education Legacy of Sabina Jelenc Krašovec. Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts. ISBN 978-961-06-0546-1.
ERMENC, Klara S. (editor), MIKULEC, Borut (editor) (2019). Building inclusive communities through education and learning. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2019. VII, 264 pp., ilustr. ISBN 978-1-5275-3696-8, ISBN 1-5275-3696-3.
Chapter in a monograph
Mikulec, B., & Kovšca, M. (2023). Professionalisation of Adult Education in Slovenia from a Multi-level Perspective. In V. Boffo & R. Egetenmeyer (Eds.), Re-thinking Adult Education Research. Beyond the Pandemic (pp. 175-193). Firenze University Press.
Bello Inuwa, B., Mancarella, D., Rigoni, P., Isaac Olatunji, T., Breitschwerdt, L., & Mikulec, B. (2023). Adult Education and Citizenship Education in Global Times: Policy Provisions and Programme Deliveries in Italy and Nigeria. In L. Breitschwerdt, J. Schwarz, & S. Schmidt-Lauff (Eds.), Comparative Research in Adult Education Global Perspectives on Participation, Sustainability and Digitalisation (pp. 31-49). wbv Publikation.
MIKULEC, Borut, KUMP, Sonja (2021). Introduction to the Adult Education Legacy of Sabina Jelenc Krašovec: The Transformative Power of Adult Learning and Education. In: MIKULEC, Borut, KUMP, Sonja, & KOŠMERL, Tadej (Eds.). Reflections on Adult Education and Learning: The Adult Education Legacy of Sabina Jelenc Krašovec (pp. 15-32). Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts.
MIKULEC, Borut. (2021). A aprendizagem de adultos, componente vital da aprendizagem ao longo da vida: a política europeia da aprendizagem de adultos. In: MELO, Alberto, LIMA, Licínio Carlos, & GUIMARÃES, Paula (Eds.). Actualidade da educação permanente (pp. 165- 189). Lisboa: Apcep: Espaço Ulmeiro.
MIKULEC, Borut, et al. (2020). National qualitications frameworks as a policy instrument for lifelong learning in Ghana, Malaysia and Serbia. In: EGETENMEYER, Regina, BOFFO, Vanna, & KRÖNER, Stefanie (Eds.). International and comparative studies in adult and continuing education (pp. 81-99). Firenze: Firenze University Press.
MIKULEC, Borut (2019). Building the European community through education and lifelong learning. In: ERMENC, Klara S., & MIKULEC, Borut (Eds.). Building inclusive communities through education and learning (pp. 39-56). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.
MIKULEC, Borut. What should transform? Adult education, sustainable development and environmental movements : editorial. Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning. 2021, vol. 27, [no.] 1, pp. 3-21. ISSN 1318-5160. DOI: 10.4312/as/9922.
LIČEN, Nives, MAKOVEC RADOVAN, Danijela, MIKULEC, Borut (2020). Workplace learning: learning, work, and research in a time of uncertainty. Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning. 2020, vol. 26, [no.] 3, pp. 3-13. ISSN 1318-5160. DOI: 10.4312/as.26.3.3-13.
EGETENMEYER, Regina, MIKULEC, Borut (2019). International and comparative adult education: editorial. Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning. [Tiskana izd.]. 2019, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 3-13. ISSN 1318-5160. DOI: 10.4312/as.25.1.3-13.
MIKULEC, Borut, KUMP, Sonja (2018). Adult education policies in the states of the territory of former Yugoslavia: between the legacy of state socialism and European and global pressures : editorial Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning. 2018, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 3-18. ISSN 1318-5160. DOI: 10.4312/as.24.4.3-18. [COBISS.SI-ID 68788578]
MIKULEC, Borut (2018). Some trends in the development of adult education - adult education at the crossroads of science, politics and practice: editorial. Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning. 2018, vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 3-18. ISSN 1318-5160. DOI: 10.4312/as.24.2.3-18.
MIKULEC, Borut (2017). Globalisation and Evropeanisation of adult education: editorial. Andragoška spoznanja/Studies in Adult Education and Learning. 2017, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 3-18. ISSN 1318-5160. DOI: 10.4312/as.23.4.3-18.