Lifelong learning benefits everyone

It is said that the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement. We can all be a better student, worker, employer, child, spouse, parent or teacher, and lead more fulfilling lives.

Education imparts the conceptual frameworks for solving different problems and creating new ideas or products, while training provides the knowledge for tackling specific situations.

With information and communication technology, the world is now our biggest classroom (“E-learning can help Singaporeans learn more for less”; Feb 23).

We must relearn the same subject with a broader scope, at a deeper level and in context for it to be helpful and meaningful.