Education problem: Lifelong Learning

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Literature review: Lifelong Learning problem for Education

This “Ten Problems for Education in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. funding, 
  2. safety,
  3. technology,
  4. standardization,
  5. teachers,
  6. lifelong learning,
  7. diversity,
  8. creativity,
  9. accreditation,
  10. new trends.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.

6 Lifelong Learning

THE PROBLEM — The role of lifelong learning in modern economies and the diversity of activities associated requires targeted resourcing and understanding of its meaning. The idea of the lifelong learner has particular currency in Western economies, where citizens are expected to be work-ready at all times. The term adult literacy refers not only to how people learn to read and write, but also to how new skills are taken up in practice in daily life.

CASE STUDIES — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

CONCLUSIONS — The heterogeneous nature of learning and lifelong learning is such that designers must remain cognizant of the complex interactive nature of the actors, tensions and affordances of technology-enhanced learning. The barriers to higher education are more numerous than might be imagined for part time mature students. Lifelong learning policies claim that socially vulnerable people must have an experience with employment, whether in apprenticeships or in transitional workshops that emulate real jobs. The education provided during the COVID-19 pandemic is seen as emergency distance education instead of self-directed and self-managed learning education. The ongoing COVID-19 crisis provides an opportunity to rethink how individuals, communities, nations and our global society can make educational systems more resilient. A market approach may help governments combine different development directions, development needs and teaching characteristics of different regional learning institutions to formulate effective support policies. Progress around the provision of quality education for all had been too slow before the virus, and education had been very unevenly delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic. In rural African contexts, how and why people learn to read in the first place, how and why they continue to use written texts after the classes have finished, and who facilitates demand for instruction and use must be analyzed. In Latin America, a more indigenized approach to lifelong learning could provide a stronger sense of ownership and participation in decision-making. Also, in contemporary educational research, practice and policy, ‘indigenous women’ have emerged as an important focus in the global education arena.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …

“Ten Problems for Education in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

booklet updated on 26 Jan 2021, now on sale as version 1.1

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