“Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative”
“Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment… The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging”
Source: The Economist, Jan 14, 2017
“Lifelong learning is the ‘ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated’ pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, as well as competitiveness and employability.”
Source: Wikipedia: Lifelong Learning
I believe we should no longer expect that the bulk of our education is at the beginning of our lives and then ends. We need to keep retraining ourselves. Currently, most of those successfully utilizing on-line learning already have degrees. They have already learned how to learn. Setting an example as lifelong learners is the best way to prepare our kids to do the same.
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