The Impacts of Lifelong and Distance Education on Adult Learners’ Lives and Reclaiming Lifelong Learning as a Human Development Process (73381)

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Wednesday, 20 September 2023 16:00
Session: Poster
Room: Poble Nou
Presentation Type:Poster Presentation

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This article makes a focus on the importance of Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning. Nowadays, in modern information and communication conditions, it is impossible to imagine education without distance and lifelong learning. The article explores the potentials of distance learning in the lives of adult learners. Distance education, for adult learners, is a scenario that not only strengthens the personal, social and professional development of individuals, but also the development of competencies applied not only to the digital world but also to each person’s daily activities. The consequence of lifelong learning is fixed in our societies through documents and speeches published by national and supranational organizations worldwide such as the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), the World Bank and the European Union (EU). Thus, educational reforms, particularly in the European Union’ countries, since the 1990s have been guided by the recommendations of these international organizations that, through an abundant production of documents and the development of statistical projects, emphasize the centrality of education and its ability to guarantee employability, avoiding social exclusion, promoting citizenship and personal development. The desired scenarios for the evolution of societies in the official discourses and documents emphasize the importance of learning and access to skills, competencies, and knowledge, as determinants of an adaptation of societies to the globalization of economies and technological and social changes (UNESCO, 2016). At the heart of this vision is the idea of Lifelong Learning.

Mane Atikyan, Yerevan State University, Armenia

About the Presenter(s)
Mane is a Financial Analyst at Yerevan State University. Lecturer of Political Science. She has BA degree in English teaching, MA in Public Administration and PhD in Political Science. She has been working in the education system for over 10 years.

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