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Lifelong learning

Working Paper 10: Human-centric lifelong learning for an era of digital transformation

This working paper begins by outlining examples of where digital innovation in the workplace appears to give rise to new forms of learning, ranging from quite focused and instrumental, to more broadly cultural shifts. We then consider how digital innovation undermines the conventional methods and assumptions around the anticipation of

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From K-pop and K-drama to ‘K-learning cities’: lessons for the digital era

In recent years, South Korea has been gaining more and more attention in the global market in many areas: for example, K-pop, K-drama and K-food. This was accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic when people were forced to switch their living space from offline to online and spend more time watching

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From paper and pulp to a digital front runner – Finland

Internationally, Finland is often referred to as a model country when it comes to digital transformation. In the EU Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), which has measured progress in digitalization across the EU Member States since 2014, Finland has continuously been among the top performing countries, and at the

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Global Lifelong Learning Summit, 01-02 November 2022

  The inaugural Global Lifelong Learning Summit (GLLS), jointly organised by the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) and SkillsFuture Singapore, was held from 1st to 2nd November 2002. The summit examined how different stakeholders – learners, institutions, enterprises, Government – can come together to enable effective lifelong learning as a

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Working Paper 7: Finland: AI, policy innovation and the future of work and learning

Finland is perceived as one of the most innovative countries in the world, resting on high trust, well-being and global engagement. In a small open economy, the ability to navigate and build strategic relations in a growing economic and geo-political complexity, strategic foresight has over time become deeply embedded in

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Lifelong Learning for Inclusion and Sustainability Conference 2022, 06-09 June

Professor David James shared about Lifelong Learning and the fourth industrial revolution and its link to education models and technological change.  The Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA) and the Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL)  was held from June 6th – 9th

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Lifelong learning and the fourth industrial revolution

It is still widely accepted that today’s technological advances require a strategic approach to lifelong learning, by increasing the volume and flexibility of human capital to deliver greater individual and shared prosperity. After all, education is often regarded as one of the few ‘levers’ available to governments.  This view is

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Working Paper 5: Rethinking lifelong learning in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

Two key discourses of our time, lifelong learning (LLL) and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), have been inextricably linked to offer a compelling narrative of the coupling of education models and technological change to enable individual empowerment, social inclusion and a shared prosperity. This article takes an analytical view, examining

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