Informal learning in the Netherlands

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    Lifelong learning (LLL) is a focal point of Dutch policy in relation to innovation, economic growth and social-cohesion. Prerequisite for LLL policy and implementation is knowledge of LLL participation of the working age population (18-64 years). Problem is that policy makers, government agencies and learning institutions only know the extent for formal LLL and not informal and non-formal LLL. This contribution represents the first large-scale study of participation in, barriers for and benefits of LLL in the Netherlands. Results show that in the Dutch labour force that younger workers make more use of LLL than older workers and those with higher levels of formal education participate more than those with lower levels. Perceived benefits include better job performance, keeping up with new knowledge, and better performance of new, job-related tasks Barriers include lack of time, inconvenient time and place of LLL-activities, cost of LLL-activities, and a lack of employer support.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning
    EditorsS. Halley, C. Birch, D. Tempelaar, M. McCuddy, N. Hérnandez Nanclares, S. Reeb Grube, W. Gijselaers, B. Rienties, N. Nelissen
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    PublisherFEBA ERD Press
    Pages339-348
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-90-813727-3-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning - Thames Vally University, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 9 Jun 201011 Jun 2010
    http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/7078/

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    Conference17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period9/06/1011/06/10
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    lifelong learning
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    social cohesion
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    economic growth
    innovation
    worker

    Keywords

    • Informal learning
    • Netherlands
    • Cross sectional study
    • Lifelong learning

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    Caniëls, M., & Kirschner, P. A. (2010). Informal learning in the Netherlands. In S. Halley, C. Birch, D. Tempelaar, M. McCuddy, N. Hérnandez Nanclares, S. Reeb Grube, W. Gijselaers, B. Rienties, ... N. Nelissen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning (pp. 339-348). Maastricht: FEBA ERD Press.
    Caniëls, Marjolein ; Kirschner, Paul A. / Informal learning in the Netherlands. Proceedings of the 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning. editor / S. Halley ; C. Birch ; D. Tempelaar ; M. McCuddy ; N. Hérnandez Nanclares ; S. Reeb Grube ; W. Gijselaers ; B. Rienties ; N. Nelissen. Maastricht : FEBA ERD Press, 2010. pp. 339-348
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    Caniëls, M & Kirschner, PA 2010, Informal learning in the Netherlands. in S Halley, C Birch, D Tempelaar, M McCuddy, N Hérnandez Nanclares, S Reeb Grube, W Gijselaers, B Rienties & N Nelissen (eds), Proceedings of the 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning. FEBA ERD Press, Maastricht, pp. 339-348, 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning, London, United Kingdom, 9/06/10.

    Informal learning in the Netherlands. / Caniëls, Marjolein; Kirschner, Paul A.

    Proceedings of the 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning. ed. / S. Halley; C. Birch; D. Tempelaar; M. McCuddy; N. Hérnandez Nanclares; S. Reeb Grube; W. Gijselaers; B. Rienties; N. Nelissen. Maastricht : FEBA ERD Press, 2010. p. 339-348.

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    Caniëls M, Kirschner PA. Informal learning in the Netherlands. In Halley S, Birch C, Tempelaar D, McCuddy M, Hérnandez Nanclares N, Reeb Grube S, Gijselaers W, Rienties B, Nelissen N, editors, Proceedings of the 17th EDINEB Conference: Crossing Borders in Education and Work-Based Learning. Maastricht: FEBA ERD Press. 2010. p. 339-348