lifelong learning

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 [lern´ing] (pl. learn·ing)
education (def. 2).
the acquisition of knowledge.
learning disorders a group of disorders characterized by academic functioning that is substantially below the level expected on the basis of the patient's chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.
lifelong learning the continuation of the process of education throughout life.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lifelong learning

Learning that continues after formal education ends and fosters professional, intellectual, aesthetic, social, and leadership skills.
See also: learning
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Finally, the European Commission, as part of its policy work on lifelong learning, decided to use the OECD questionnaire to collect information on all the existing and new European Union member states that had not been involved in the OECD review and produced a report covering career guidance policies across the European Union as a whole (Sultana, 2004).
Lifelong learning is a formula that creates exponential results.
In May 2015, the Incheon Declaration towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all was adopted at the World Education Forum.
I'm about to get melancholy but some of the lifelong learning is nothing to do with work, the lessons were learned from experiences, some painful and sad, some joyous and happy.
The report explains how lifelong learning is defined for this survey.
'Lifelong learning begins with birth and ends with death.
These centres will provide lifelong learning opportunities to the community members including adults, women, youth and children.
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However, by the early 21st century, much of the original, humanist lifelong learning optimism that saw a future-oriented education as about serving something much broader than a narrow economic outcome, had been gradually replaced by emphases on the 'knowledge economy', national productivity and innovation agendas (see Rizvi, 2017).
It is difficult to change one's profession and because of that lifelong learning becomes extremely attractive.
The Department of Education (DepEd) convened key education leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss how policies, plans and strategies for lifelong learning could be developed or strengthened in the country.

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