A European research agenda for lifelong learning

Peter Sloep, Jo Boon, Bernard Cornu, Michael Klebl, Paul Lefrere, Ambjorn Naeve, Peter Scott, Luis Tinoca

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    Abstract

    It is a generally accepted truth that without a proper educational system no country will prosper, nor will its inhabitants. With the arrival of the post-industrial society, in Europe and elsewhere, it has become increasingly clear that people should continue learning over their entire life-spans lest they or their society suffer the dire consequences. But what does this future lifelong learning society exactly look like? And how then should education prepare for it? What should people learn and how should they do so? How can we afford to pay for all this, what are the socio-economic constraints of the move towards a lifelong-learning society? And, of course, what role can and should the educational establishment of schools and universities play?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)204-228
    JournalInternational Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL)
    Volume3
    Issue number2
    Early online date2 Apr 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • lifelong learning
    • knowledge society
    • research agenda
    • Europe

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    Sloep, P., Boon, J., Cornu, B., Klebl, M., Lefrere, P., Naeve, A., Scott, P., & Tinoca, L. (2011). A European research agenda for lifelong learning. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning (IJTEL), 3(2), 204-228. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTEL.2011.039403