Challenging the European Area of Lifelong Learning

The book follows the structure of the Memorandum on Lifelong Learning which
prescribes the content of the 2001 Communication of the European Commission
for Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality. The issues that are ...

Challenging the  European Area of Lifelong Learning

Author: George K. Zarifis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400772998

Page: 319

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This book critically reflects on the context in which lifelong learning policies and practices are organized in Europe with contributions of researchers and policy makers in the field. Through a critical lens the book reinterprets the core content of the messages that are conveyed by the European Commission in the “Memorandum for Lifelong Learning”, the most important policy document in the area, which after a decade from its publication still remains the vehicle for all current developments in lifelong learning in Europe. With references to research findings, proposed actions, and applications to immediate practice that have an added value for Europeans –but which either do not appear to correspond directly to what is stipulated by the European Commission, or are completely ignored as part of the lifelong learning process– the book offers an analytic and systematic outlook of the main challenges in creating the ‘European Area of Lifelong Learning’. In times as decisive as the ones we are going through today (both in social and economic terms), a critical perspective of the practices and policies adopted by the EU Member States is essential. The book follows the same structure as the Memorandum in order to debate and critically approach in separate sections the core issues that Europe faces today in relation to the idea of making a ‘European area of Lifelong Learning’. ​

Lifelong Learning in Europe

Based on a 5-year research project conducted by experts in 13 countries, this comprehensive book analyses the ways in which national characteristics frame the Lifelong Learning agenda.

Lifelong Learning in Europe

Author: Ellu Saar

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857937367

Page: 432

View: 536

Based on a 5-year research project conducted by experts in 13 countries, this comprehensive book analyses the ways in which national characteristics frame the Lifelong Learning agenda.

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Southeastern Europe

An inconsistent policy: Lifelong learning and adult education policy towards a
competitive advantage. In G. K. Zarifis & M. N. Gravani (Eds.), Challenging the “
European Area of Lifelong Learning”. A critical response (pp. 75–86). Dordrecht ...

Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Southeastern Europe

Author: George A. Koulaouzides

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463511733

Page: 6

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Contemporary adult education policy development and lifelong learning practice are experiencing an autonomy loss imposed by the dominant neoliberal economic paradigm. As a consequence, in many countries, especially those that depend economically from supranational organizations and donors, the critical approach and its adjunct idea of emancipation have been sacrificed in favour of ambiguous developmental goals like employability, flexibility and adaptability. On the other hand, in many countries, adult education as a social movement is deeply rooted in the conviction that learning is an essential process related to personal transformation and social change. The result of this conflict between the external pressure for policies in favour of the labour market and the internal assumption about the value of emancipation has led to interesting insights that have produced policies and practices that attempt to reconcile these two forces of development. In this volume, we offer a consideration of the above paradoxical situation, and the critical view of adult education policy and practice in the region of Southeastern Europe. Some chapters in this volume present also positive lifelong learning practices, policy development analyses and conceptual understandings that highlight the efforts to develop adult education within a framework of the dominant neoliberal forces that shape European and international adult education policy.

Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems Challenges in e HRM

Challenges in e-HRM Torres-Coronas, Teresa, Arias-Oliva, Mario ... Learning a
Reality—based on a public consultation on the Memorandum on Lifelong
Learning, issued in previous year ... Programme 'Education & Training 2010' In
general, any policy at European level, in the field of education, is relatively recent
; only ...

Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems  Challenges in e HRM

Author: Torres-Coronas, Teresa

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599048841

Page: 918

View: 920

Analyzes key critical HR variables and defines previously undiscovered issues in the HR field.

Challenges and Negotiations for Women in Higher Education

... Lisbon European Council March 2000
pressData/en/ec/00100-r1.en0.htm (accessed January 2005) European
Commission (2001) A European area of lifelong learning: empowering
Europeans in the ...

Challenges and Negotiations for Women in Higher Education

Author: Pamela Cotterill

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402061102

Page: 260

View: 433

This book offers a clear, accessible exploration of lifelong learning and educational opportunities for women in higher education. It has been developed from work undertaken by members of the Women in Higher Education Network with chapters organized in three thematic sections: Ambivalent Positions in the Academy, Process and Pedagogy at Work, Career – Identity – Home.

Around of seniors memories The biographical research on the educational paths of European seniors

Thus, in 1982 the European Parliament issued its first resolution on this matter. ...
Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality (2001); • The
Demographic Future of Europe – from Challenge to Opportunity (2006); • Ageing
Well in ...

Around of seniors    memories  The biographical research on the educational paths of European seniors

Author: Aleksandra Marcinkiewicz

Publisher: Aleksander Kobylarek

ISBN: 8362618140

Page: 119

View: 208

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A European Area of Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning brings a whole new approach to the way we acquire knowledge
and competences , which calls for ... New teaching and learning methods
challenge the traditional roles and responsibilities of teachers , trainers and other

A European Area of Lifelong Learning

Author: European Commission



Page: 109

View: 763

The publication 'A European Area of Lifelong Learning' consists of two parts : 1. The Commission Communication adopted on 21 November 2001 : 'Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality' (COM(2001) 678 final)(hereafter referred to as 'the Communication') ; 2. 'Lifelong Learning - Indicators and Practice', which is based on the Commission Staff Working Document (28 November 2001) entitled 'Lifelong Learning - Practice and Indicators' (SEC(2001) 1939). This part of the publication contains additional information on the Communication and consists of three parts. Section 1 provides further information on the development of indicators which can be used to follow the implementation of lifelong learning in Europe. Section 2 presents a selection of examples of lifelong learning practices in Europe in the same priority areas as those presented in the Communication. Lastly, section 3 comments on two important instruments in lifelong learning : learning organisations and local learning centres.

Language Mobility Identity

Contemporary Issues for Adult Education in Europe Agnieszka Bron, Michael
Schemmann ... While the EU poses important learning challenges in its own right
, it is also an increasingly important player in the field of education and training ...

Language   Mobility   Identity

Author: Agnieszka Bron

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825843649

Page: 239

View: 245

" With the first volume of Bochum Studies in International Adult Education we are launching a new series of publications from the Chair of Adult Education at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. BSIAE addresses not only researchers, university teachers and students of adult education but also those from related disciplines. While not explicitly addressing practitioners, except for providing them with up-to-date research overviews, each issue will also address politicans and policy makers. Each volume will be organised around one topic or issue which is of interest, importance or of particular relevance for adult education in general. This particular topic will be considered from various points of view, i. e. comparative, historical, gender, socio-political and cultural. The first volume of BSIAE intends to look closely at the topcis Language - Mobility - Identity and attempts to discuss these issues from the point of view of adult education. The intention of this volume is to create a compilation of different viewpoints and critical analyses on the three topics which together form an overview of their interrelation and their relevance for European development, adult education and adult's learning. "


Abdulla AZIZI Lifelong Learning Programs of the European Union and their
Impact on the Macedonian Educational System Abstract Since the ... in
Macedonia with the EU legislation for LL, and opportunities for active
participation and the use of sub-programs in this field. ... before new educational
challenges, which means considering individual and professional advancement
as continuous duty.


Author: Abdulla AZIZI


ISBN: 147174101X


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Facing Up to the Learning Organization Challenge Key issues from a European perspective

Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities , 1996
. ( COM ( 97 ) 128 , April 1997 ) European Commission : Making a European
Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality , 2001 . Findlater , J. Stimulating a thirst for ...

Facing Up to the Learning Organization Challenge  Key issues from a European perspective

Author: Peter Cressey



Page: 105

View: 119

This first volume of a two-volume publication provides an analytical overview of main questions emerging from recent European research and development projects related to the learning organization. Chapter 1 provides context for the European learning organization challenge and presents four main messages arising from the learning organization project. Chapter 2 proposes the European social model as providing a societal value framework that can give meaning to the learning organization concept from a European perspective. Chapters 3-4 identify main points emerging from the individual papers that formed the impetus for the learning organization project and attempt to discuss the issues raised against the background of an organizational learning interpretative framework. Chapter 3 argues that building learning organizations is not so much a process of applying a theory to practice, but rather a constructivist process of building a practice based on shared meaning arrived at through a collective deliberation and sense-making process. Chapter 4 stresses the need to focus on the organization in all its complexity as a holistic and organic working and learning system. Chapter 5 argues organizations can only be sustained in a form of cooperative-competition with other organizations and institutions representing different interest groups in society. Appendixes include 155 references and Volume II chapter summaries. (YLB).

Lifelong Learning in Europe

Throughout the book there is a focus on the part played by lifelong learning in
challenging social exclusion, which takes very different forms in old and new
member states. The Eastern European post-communist countries experienced ...

Lifelong Learning in Europe

Author: Riddell, Sheila

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447300130

Page: 182

View: 198

This timely book contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of lifelong learning in an expanded Europe. Its wide range of contributors look at the contribution of lifelong learning to economic growth and social cohesion across Europe, focusing its challenge to social exclusion.

Policies Politics and the Future of Lifelong Learning

challenge. of. widening. participation. in. lifelong. learning. Ann Hodgson
Introduction The large number of recent national and ... in post-compulsory
education and training testifies to the fact that this is a major policy focus for many
countries in Europe and beyond (eg ... although it has formed part of the debate
in adult and community education circles in this country and beyond for many
years as part of ...

Policies  Politics and the Future of Lifelong Learning

Author: Hodgson, Ann (Educational Researcher, Institute of Education, University of London)

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135376530

Page: 224

View: 658

This text focuses on the political context of lifelong learning. It addresses the background, European and policy elements of lifelong learning, as well as providing a detailed consideration of the linkage of educational and political issues in this subject.

ECKM2014 Proceedings of the 15th European conference on Knowledge Management

Keywords: qualifications framework, knowledge management in public policy,
lifelong learning, human capital 1. Introduction European societies face multiple
challenges in order to maintain their development capacity in a changing world.
In particular, demographic ... Each of the levels is characterized by level
descriptors covering the area of knowledge, skills and competencies. The EQF
serves as a ...

ECKM2014 Proceedings of the 15th European conference on Knowledge Management

Author: Carla Vivas

Publisher: Academic Conferences and Publishing International

ISBN: 1910309346


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The world economy in which we are living poses challenges that lead to a realization that 'more of the same' will be difficult to sustain. This provides an illustration that, in order to create new or modified knowledge practices, strengthen customer relationships and thus positively influence customer satisfaction, organizations must be flexible in configuring (combining) knowledge and knowledge structures in a way that is appropriate for delivering value to the customer. It must simultaneously develop effective strategies for updating the knowledge of its staff members necessary for underpinning the creation and delivery of appropriate knowledge services. Thus, unlearning (forgetting) becomes a critical means for organizational success. The ECKM community of scholars has already initiated dialogue that links its particular strengths to innovation issues. This conference aims to further that dialogue by attracting leading edge work that leverages the ECKM community's in-depth understanding of learning and unlearning to better understand knowledge management. Our aim is to stimulate breakthrough research streams linking learning, unlearning and knowledge management. How can organizations tailor, use, and extend techniques and tools from knowledge management for improving their business practices and processes? Building upon existing work on knowledge management (KM) and organizational learning, the conference will promote interdisciplinary approaches from computer science and information systems, business, management and organization science as well as cognitive science. Emphasis will be put on systematic learning from experience, KM tools and KM success factors. A special interest belongs to knowledge management initiatives which are lightweight (i.e., do not place considerable additional burden on users and KM experts), allow an incremental adoption (i.e., do not require large up-front investment before any return of investment is at least visible), and are flexible regarding frequent changes in experts and topics. Continuing the success of the ECKM conference series since 2000, the 2015 conference will provide an international communication forum bringing together academia and industry for discussing the progress made and addressing the challenges faced by continuous learning in knowledge-intensive organizations.

Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schooling

TOWARD “THE LEARNING QUESTION” The European Commission white paper
Teaching and Learning: Towards the Learning ... Instead, challenges are
addressed in terms of what could be called “the learning question”: competencies
are the ... Lifelong learning, it is argued, is “about much more than economics” for
it associated with greater civic participation, ... The European Commission's
report Making the European Area ofLifelong Learning a Reality (2001) clearly
articulates ...

Systems of Reason and the Politics of Schooling

Author: Miguel Pereyra

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317696379

Page: 366

View: 155

The 1980s were an important decade for educational inquiry. It was the moment of the “linguistic turn,” with its emphasis on the role of language as a constructor of reality, a structuring agent for institutions such as schools, and a medium for translating knowledge into elements of power for processes of social regulation. Drawing on the work and insights of educational researcher Thomas S. Popkewitz, this book shows how the linguistic turn provided an alternative to both mainline educational research grounded in the ideals of political liberalism and the effort of neo-Marxists to challenge liberal thinking in favor of a scholarship based on class conflict and economic determinism.

Supporting Lifelong Learning

... such as the Organization for Eco- nomic Co-operation and Development (
OECD) and the European Union (EU). In relation to a range of economic and
social challenges, lifelong learning is increasingly posited, at least in part, as a

Supporting Lifelong Learning

Author: Richard Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134512449

Page: 232

View: 411

This volume of the Open University Reader for Supporting Lifelong Learning looks at policy development in lifelong learning at local, regional, national and supra-national levels. Using an international team of contributors, it explores and examines the policy context for lifelong learning, the policies themselves, and their effects when implemented. The book focuses on the role of lifelong learning policy in relation to issues of competitiveness, technological change and social inclusion. The provision of a range of chapters from around the globe uniquely establishes a comparative basis for the reader. This volume also encourages the student to evaluate lifelong learning as a response to globalising trends and the globalising of educational policy.

Enhancing China s Competitiveness Through Lifelong Learning

Implementing a Lifelong Learning Strategy in China . " Presentation at the
UNESCO International Policy Dialogue on " Challenges in Implementing Lifelong
Learning for Adults . ... Making a European Area of Lifelong Learning a Reality .

Enhancing China s Competitiveness Through Lifelong Learning

Author: Carl J. Dahlman

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821369432

Page: 238

View: 457

China has made significant progress in expanding educational access, but given today's highly competitive global economic environment, this publication outlines the key elements for an effective lifelong learning system, focusing primarily on its economic aspects. It sets out a framework to help identify the demands on the education and training system in China, with the role of government changing from being the main provider of education and training to the facilitator of a more inclusive system.

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies Innovations Methods and Ethical Issues

In L.M. English & M.A. Gillen (Eds.), Promoting journal writing in adult education (
pp. 9-18, vol. 90). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ... (2001). Communication:
Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality. Retrieved March 17, 2008,
from ...

Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies  Innovations  Methods  and Ethical Issues

Author: Hansson, Thomas

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049716

Page: 574

View: 246

"This book provides a collection of successful designs, defined as communicative relation-building solutions, for individuals and collectives of interlocutors. It includes a longitudinal perspective of past mistakes, current trends and future opportunities, and is a must-have for beginners in the field as well as qualified professionals exploring the full potential of human interactions"--Provided by publisher.

Teachers and Trainers in Adult and Lifelong Learning

Regina Egetenmeyer Professionalisation in adult education : a European
perspective The paper analyses the situation of ... formulates four challenges :
development of a European policy for the professionalisation for adult education ,
development of an adult ... On the other hand , we use the term Europe when
referring to the European Union ( EU ) , a single market with common policies in
many fields .

Teachers and Trainers in Adult and Lifelong Learning

Author: Regina Egetenmeyer

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631612989

Page: 223

View: 162

What competences are needed in future by people working within adult and lifelong learning? What pathways of professionalisation are available to them in Europe and Asia? What are the actual effects of teacher training? What are the specific responsibilities of adult and continuing education teachers and trainers? This book focusses on the professional development of trainers and teachers in adult and lifelong learning and the state of the art of professional development in Asia, Europe, China and India.

Reframing Demographic Change in Europe

Jutta Hartmann Dynamization of Gender and Generation – Shifting Orders and
Ambivalent (Self-)Relations as the Educational Challenges of Lifelong Learning
in the Field of Social Work Presently in Europe education seems to be in great ...

Reframing Demographic Change in Europe

Author: Heike Kahlert

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643104111

Page: 227

View: 684

Demographic change in Europe has been a topic of great public and political interest since the 1990s. The central aim of this book is to create new questions for research by connecting the topics of demographic change, of the restructuring of the welfare state and of change in gender relations. The articles have a closer look at the interrelation of these social and political changes by highlighting different national situations as well as different theoretical and empirical aspects. They try to reframe the 'problem' of demographic change by analyzing it in the context of gender and welfare state transformations.