In recent decades new trends and demands are increasingly gaining importance in the field of education. More attention is focused on adult education and the awareness of the need for lifelong learning is increasing. We can also identify an apparent shift of emphasis from formal methods of adult education toward informal learning. The Reformation's demands for individualised contactwith God and for the faithful reading the Bible in their mother tongue introduced a new paradigm of learning through onećs entire life and in fact included some components of the modern concept of lifelong learning. Protestants in Slovenia and elsewhere, with differing degrees of success, addressed problems of education and adult learning. But because of a shortage of suitably educated teachers and priests, German Protestant pedagogues focused most of their attention on secondary education (Latin schools, gymnasiums etc.), and did not concern themselves so much with literacy or other forms of adult learning. In this regard, Slovene Protestants did not differ greatly from their German counterparts. With the exception of Trubar, Slovene Protestant pedagogues and other theorists usually did not deal systematically with questions of education and learning after formal schooling. Primož Trubar, however, did consider adult literacy, as well as some components of the modern concept of lifelong learning. He planned most of his publications in a way, saying that all, irrespective of their age, could learn from them.