Continuing to acquire knowledge and skills, through both formal and informal education, throughout one's life.
Organized, sustained study by adults of all ages. (571)
Idea that learning can and does occur beyond the formal structure of an educational institution and occurs throughout one's lifetime
continuing education, including in-company schemes â€“ an essential means of accelerating assimilation of new technologies
recently defined in a Green Paper as 'the continuous development of the skills, knowledge and understanding that are essential for employability and fulfillment'. The concept is one where individuals and companies access learning anywhere, anytime, using methods most appropriate to them.
Where students acquire the confidence as independent learners, the knowledge base and the skills strategies to continue learning throughout their lifespan, for the conscious enhancement of their own life and for the betterment of society.
a concept that stresses the importance of study throughout one's life that is promoted through adult educational courses and programs.
The continuos development of skills and knowledge to enhance quality of life and employment prospects.
All learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills/competences and/or qualifications for personal, social and/or professional reasons. Source: Cedefop, 2003.
a broad concept where education that is flexible, diverse and available at different times and places is pursued throughout life. Four 'pillars' of education for the future were identified by the Delors report (1996): learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together (and with others), and learning to be. ( back)
the idea that people need to learn new skills and ideas throughout their lives
The ongoing acquisition of knowledge or skills
A continuum of the learning process that takes place at all levels - formal, non-formal and informal - utilizing various modalities such as distance learning and conventional learning.
Describes an individual's capacity to continue to learn and, by implication, to respond positively through learning and development to changing circumstances. Lifelong learning is helped by a capability in ICT so that learning can be undertaken by self-study, remote access and distance learning at times and in places convenient to the learner.
a term that describes learning as on-going throughout life, in and outside of formal education systems.
The process of acquiring knowledge or skills throughout life via education, training, work and general life experiences. See also Learning society.
The concept of 'continuous personal development' through student centered (self-actualized) learning. Lifelong learners demonstrate: the ability to accept themselves as well as others spontaneous but ethical behavior a strong focus upon problems outside themselves the ability to capitalize on the qualities of detachment and solitude independent stability in the face of hard knocks freshness of appreciation deep feelings of identification, sympathy, and affection for humankind profound interpersonal relationships a democratic character structure strong ethics with definite moral standards philosophical, unhostile sense of humor a special kind of creativeness the ability to function independently as a part of the growing tip of humanity
Defined by the Government as all post-16 learning, but applying specifically to learning by adults who are already in the workplace and require part-time provision, or to learning that adults may wish to undertake to enrich their lives.
a philosophical concept in which learning is viewed as a long-term process beginning at birth and lasting throughout life; a conceptual framework within which the learning needs of people of all ages and educational and occupational levels may be met, regardless of their circumstances.
learning throughout life people plan and monitor their own learning learners engage in self evaluation and reflection assessment focuses on feedback for change and improvement (Knapper, 2001 cites Knapper and Cropley, 2000). The process of acquiring knowledge or skills throughout life via education, training, work and general life experiences (Knight and Nestor, 2000).
government initiative to promote learning in post-compulsory education (16+) and achieve national learning targets in specific shortage areas
Alberta Learning recognizes that learning is an investment in the future and is critical to both personal well being and to prosperity. Lifelong learning occurs everywhere: in formal and informal settings and through life experiences and social interaction. The challenge we face in becoming a learning society is ensuring that all citizens are equipped with the knowledge, skills and qualifications they will need in the future. The LearnAlberta.ca portal will provide a digital learning environment that fosters lifelong learning.
Lifelong Learning is well-summeed in this direct quote of an EU definition: ‘all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competence, within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective.'
Learning in which a person engages throughout his or her life. It includes but is not limited to learning that occurs in schools and formal educational programs. acintosh A line of computers manufactured by Apple.
The concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organizations. Lifelong learning sees citizens provided with learning opportunities at all ages and in numerous contexts: at work, at home and through leisure activities, not just through formal channels such as school and higher education. Lifelong education is a form of pedagogy often accomplished through distance learning or e-learning, continuing education, homeschooling or correspondence courses. It also includes postgraduate programs for those who want to improve their qualification, bring their skills up to date or retrain for a new line of work. Internal corporate training has similar goals.
(Is a span of learning that includes experiences stretching from the cradle to the grave.)
Lifelong learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organizations. Lifelong learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviors. Lifelong learning throws the axiom "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" out the door.