The concepts of Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Training and Adult Education

The concepts of Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Training and Adult Education

Georgios Giannoukos, Vasiliki Iliopoulou, Vasilios Hioctour, Christos Galiropoulos

Second Chance School, Greece

American journal of educational research and reviews

The concepts of learning and education, even if they have common semantic starting points, are synonymous, and in recent decades, there has been a shift towards the notion of learning as a dominant concept (Jarvis, 1995). Many scholars have tried to define the complex nature of learning. Jarvis (1995) considers that “learning is the process of transforming experience into knowledge, skills, attitude, values, feelings”. According to UNESCO, education is “organized teachings designed to convey a combination of knowledge, skills and understanding, valuable to all activities of life” (Jarvis, 1995). From the above we can conclude that education as a concept and as a process is more structured and more organized than learning, yet the concept of learning is wider and encompasses the concept of education, taking into account the fact that not all forms of learning have an educational character.

Keywords: Lifelong Learning, lifelong Training, adult education

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Georgios Giannoukos, Vasiliki Iliopoulou, Vasilios Hioctour, Christos Galiropoulos.The concepts of Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Training and Adult Education. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2019,4:59.

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