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Rhizoactivity – Toward a Postmodern Theory of Lifelong Learning

Although the loss of certainty in the age of postmodernism is questioning knowledge production in general, the emerging discourse of lifelong learning demands a different theory of adult learning in particular. This article aims to offer a conceptual tool for … Continue reading

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Creating Learning – A Korean Drummer’s Lifelong Quest to be the Best

Read In this article, the author interrogates how one famous Korean traditional drummer Mr. Myong-hwan Kim’s lifelong learning is affected by the sociocultural and historical context as it contributes to the construction of his life. This article analyzed an oral … Continue reading

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Lifelong Learning Foresight

Read Foresights lean towards an increasing focus on individuals and bottom up and decentralised processes for innovation in learning. Despite institutional resistance to change, education systems slowly adapt to a changing scenario in which the emancipatory power of technologies coupled … Continue reading

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Curiosity – A Link to Assessing Lifelong Learning

Read   Are colleges and universities placing graduates in the workforce whose functionality quickly diminishes, or are they developing graduates who continue to learn and upgrade their skills in accord with the evolution of their respective occupations? Curiosity likely is … Continue reading

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Lifelong learning: signs, discourses, practices

Lifelong learning: signs, discourses, practices   This text explores the different ways in which the various social practices in which people participate becomes signed as learning, how and why that occurs and with what consequences. It takes seriously the linguistic … Continue reading

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A democracy we can eat: a livelihoods approach to TVET policy and provision

Read In Southern Africa, theories of adult education have remained modelled on imported paradigms. The urgency of particularly the first of the Millennium Development Goals, ‘to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger’ generally translates into policy and provision of skills training … Continue reading

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Innovation, Informational Literacy and Lifelong Learning – Creating a new Culture

Read This article reflects on the impact of informational innovations and their interdependence with lifelong learning. Today, the object of knowledge and learning is increasingly based on digital information, which means we need to make serious efforts to construct a … Continue reading

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Ivan Illich: deschooling, conviviality, informal education and lifelong learning

Known for his critique of modernization and the corrupting impact of institutions, Ivan Illich’s concern with deschooling, learning webs and the disabling effect of professions has struck a chord among many informal educators. We explore key aspects of his theory … Continue reading

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Millennials will make online sharing in networks a lifelong habit

In a survey about the future impact of the internet, a solid majority of technology experts and stakeholders said the Millennial generation will lead society into a new world of personal disclosure and information-sharing using new media. These experts said … Continue reading

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Social Software for Lifelong Learning

Life-long learning is a key issue for our knowledge society. With social software systems new heterogeneous kinds of technology enhanced informal learning are now available to the life-long learner. Learners outside of learning institutions now have access to powerful social … Continue reading

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