Opening up thinking about education today for tomorrow - Imagining possibilities and solutions

Friday, June 09, 2006

No Virginia; Lifelong learning isn't jargon!

I have had an interesting day today at DEMOS.

One point of the discussion was about lifelong learning. What emerged from the conversation about lifelong learning was that it is an important concept to understand as it serves to redefine schools and schooling. Unless we understand the place of formal school learning within the context of lifelong learning there can be a risk of formal school learning being decontextualised and irrelevant. Alongside this is the risk that schools don't support student learning in meeting their needs and aspirations.

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