In Wales, the expression ‘lifelong learning’ is often used as umbrella term for forms of learning which fall outside the school system. However, there is no universally accepted definition of the expression and other terms may also be used, including ‘further education.’ Here are some of what it encompasses:
- further education
- adult and community learning
- apprenticeship policy and delivery
- youth and adult employability policy and delivery
- workforce skills development
Everything changes but the most constant thing in our world is change itself. Its momentum never ebbs. Change is why we’ve seen the evolution of computers from room-sized machines to devices no bigger than the phone you may be reading this on right now.
Change is not always positive, which is why we need to keep ahead of it. Lifelong learning is a way to do that. Read more…
Disruptive forces can have a profound effect on the labour market where there is a mismatch between the jobs available, the skills required and the expectations (such as remuneration and job requirements) of the workforce, according to the OTC Institute.
Rather than seeing this as an impediment, organizations are seeing this as an opportunity to massage the workplace to better match the workers and skills needed. Read more…
This isn’t the first time in history when we didn’t know what jobs would exist in 20 or even 10 years. According to the World Economic Forum, 65 per cent of children who entered primary school in 2017 will work in jobs that do not exist today.
Read how schools are turning to lifelong learning of “soft skills” to get students ready for that future...
One of the main goals for educators is to foster the desire for learning in those they teach. Quotes aside, anyone can develop a passion for continuing to learn. There are no time or age restrictions on learning; all that need be there is the want and willingness to learn. Below are 10 powerful motivational quotes that speak to helping create that inner willingness.
See all here: https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/10-powerful-motivational-quotes-for-supercharging-lifelong-learning
Mrs. Rosetta Perry appealed to the audience to Adopt a School, to share in the responsibility for insuring equity in schools. Consider, do schools serving students with greater needs have access to resources, funding, and academic support that effectively serve their needs? Find out more: http://tntribune.com/community/local/nashville/education-in-the-black-community-a-call-to-action-adopt-a-school/
“I slipped up and messed up a lot but I’m here now and this school taught me, pushes me to go further than I can,” says Stevie Thomas. “This school brings positivity to my life and change how I act around people and being more professional.”
That’s just one of the comments about a Roosevelt School community education program that for students who can’t find success in a traditional classroom. Read more: https://wrex.com/category/2018/11/19/roosevelt-community-education-center-sees-record-attendance-shifts-in-positive-data/
Ministers are being urged to scrap the current school leaving age of 16 and instead bring in a requirement that young people stay in learning, in either the classroom or the workplace, until they are 18.
As part of what it termed a “revolution in lifelong learning”, IPPR Scotland called for the existing school leaving age to be replaced with “a new skills participation age of 18”.
In addition, it recommended everyone under the age of 21 should be involved in learning new skills in some way by 2025, and the Scottish Government introduce a new target of having 100,000 workers over the age of 25 involved in the skills system by then.
Read details here: https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/17239428.school-leaving-age-should-be-scrapped-in-lifelong-learning-revolution/
Artificial intelligence-driven automation means that the pace at which workers’ skills and knowledge will become obsolete is going to accelerate.
As a result, ‘always-on’ continuous learning will become increasingly critical. Oliver Barber outlines 5 ways AI is already changing the way we continue to learn: