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Designing for Lifelong Learning
Designing for Lifelong Learning
John Cook
INTRODUCTION

Overall, the recent emphasis on lifelong learning can be seen to be intimately linked to attempts to bring educational spending more closely in line with the needs of the economy inter alia through widening of access, provision of continuing learning opportunities, a greater emphasis on a wider range of modes of provision or an emphasis on learning from experience, informal learning and work-based learning. I view learning as a cognitive, psychological as well as a social and cultural phenomenon, which is mediated by tools such as language and technology. Informal learning I see as largely residing outside the infrastructure attendant to formal qualifications; formal and intentional informal learning are best understood as a continuum that involves ...

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