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lifelong learning

part of the UK NEW LABOUR education agenda. This broad policy can be traced back to ‘lifetime learning’, originally proposed by the Conservative government (DFEE 1996). It stems from the conviction that a post-industrial society requires a more highly educated and skilled workforce, with greater flexibility; that a KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY requires higher levels of education (although this has been disputed – see CREDENTIALISM). A further assumption is workers must be prepared for more frequent CAREER changes as lifelong careers can no longer be expected. see also LEARNING SOCIETY.

A distinction can be drawn between ‘mature students’ entering education for the first time (an aspect of WIDENING PARTICIPATION – see also ACCESS) and those learners who are already well-qualified who are updating their knowledge, skills and qualifications (i.e. professional development).

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The Lifelong Learning Institute offers a mix of courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in a wide range of topic areas such as art and hobby, health and wellness, history and the humanities.
The other key areas of the conference were as below:The Concept of Lifelong Education in Formal Education Implementation of the Concept of Lifelong Learning on Non-Formal Education Implications of the Concept of Education Lifelong on Informal Education Lifelong Learning Innovation Use Of ICT in Lifelong Learning.
15 December 2015 - Florida, US-based education providers Ringling College of Art and Design and the Lifelong Learning Academy of Sarasota have reached an agreement to merge effective 1 June 2016, the organisations said.
The university also bring in practitioner tutors from across the region, all Associate Lecturers in the School of Lifelong Learning.
In 2009, in a follow up to the 2007 work of the Macy Foundation conference, the American Associations of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Board of Directors and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Advisory Board adopted the following visions for continuing education and lifelong learning (AACN & AAMC, 2010):
In order, they focus on: the need to have lifelong learning be about more than just preparing oneself for specific employment; how neoliberalism has shrunk lifelong learning back from its concern with ethics, diversity, inclusion, democracy and social justice.
The 10-week course will begin on Thursday, May 1 from 7pm-9pm at Cardiff University's Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff.
She has been a student at the Centre for Lifelong Learning for more than 17 years and was recently awarded a British Empire Medal for her services and commitment to lifelong learning.
Lifelong Learning at Saltholme, offers events that encourage people's enjoyment and appreciation of the wildlife in the Tees Valley.
This connection points to a cycle of intergenerational reproduction of inequalities that is strongly linked to lifelong learning processes.
What perspective of lifelong learning is becoming more dominant?
PTLLS stands for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

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