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Lifelong Learning: Concept, Policy, Instruments and Implementation

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Author(s): Metin TOPRAK | Armağan ERDOĞAN

Journal: Yükseköğretim ve Bilim Dergisi
ISSN 2146-5959

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 069;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Lifelong learning | Europe 2020 vision | Learning strategies | Recognition of prior learning | Employability

ABSTRACT
European Union has started an education & training initiative under the umbrella of lifelong learning to achieve the 2020 Agenda targets. Th is initiative has nearly half of a century time horizon, and all designed policies and measures have been consolidated under this initiative. Turkish Education authorities have been monitoring this European eff ort closely and made important legal and institutional regulations in recent couple of years. Th is study examines the primary aspects of lifelong learning in detail: conceptual and philosophical background; recognition strategies; the place of formal, non-formal and informal learning in the lifelong learning approach; financing and measurement ways of lifelong learning; and variety of perspectives of international institutions. In addition, education and training strategy of the Europe’s 2020 vision of lifelong learning is also evaluated in detail. Th e human resources vision of the Europe considers education, occupation and economic activities together to allow authorities to plan the future of the European societies. Th e updating mechanisms of this approach are designed both domestically at national and internationally at European levels. It is concluded, in this study, that the lifelong learning policy and implementation of the Europe should be taken as benchmark.
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