Lifelong learning: Insights, issues and solutions

Glynn, M. and Thorn, R. and McGloughlin, R. (2011) Lifelong learning: Insights, issues and solutions. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 3 (4). pp. 355-365. ISSN 17535255 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This paper describes the results of a market research exercise undertaken as part of a major project on flexible and part time learning being undertaken by the institutes of technology aimed at increasing the amount of flexible learning being provided and taken up by learners. The research was designed to find out what triggers may be used to encourage adult learners back into education in Ireland and so contribute to more appropriate responses to their needs by the institutes of technology for whom increasing flexible and part time education is a major strategic objective. The EU has established a target of 15% of adults participating in lifelong learning by 2020. Whilst some countries, notably the northern European countries, comfortably exceed that target, many do not, including Ireland. Within Ireland the Institutes of Technology (IoT's) constitute almost half the total higher education population and two thirds of part time students at first cycle Bologna (bachelor) or Level 6 to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications. Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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Additional Information: Export Date: 23 February 2015; Correspondence Address: Glynn, M.; Institutes of Technology of Ireland, Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8, Ireland; email: markglynn@bluebrick.ie; References: (2009) Council Conclusions on a Strategic Framework for European Co-operation in Education and Training ('ET 2020') 2009/C119/02, , Council of the European Union, Council of the European Union, Brussels; (2009) Progress Towards the Lisbon Objectives in Education - Indicators and Benchmarks, , EU Report; Kelly, D.K., (1993) Classroom Research and Interactive Learning: Assessing the Impact on Adult Learners and Faculty, , Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The Claremont Graduate School; Linehan, M., (2008) Work Based Learning: Graduating Through the Work Place, p. 104. , CIT Press, Cork, Ireland; Schein, E.H., (1990) Career Anchors (Discovering Your Real Values), , Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer, San Francisco
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult education; Flexible learning; Part time education; Strategic change
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 19:56
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 19:58
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2374

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