Lifelong Learning

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Lifelong-Learning Mind-Set – 7 essential elements

In a rapidly changing workplace, employees need to keep learning to remain relevant and in demand. Seven practices can help them be mindful in their career path and achieve success. Traditionally, workers developed deep expertise in one discipline early in their career and supplemented this knowledge over the years with on-the-job development of integrative competencies. … Continue reading

Retirement – Between 2006 and 2016, the effective labour market exit age rose from 62 to about 64 years, on average across OECD countries

Although the average retirement age in OECD countries has remained relatively stable since 1970, longer life expectancy has increased the amount of time in retirement, from an average of 13 years (for women and men) in 1970 to 20 years in 2015. This threatens the financial sustainability of pension systems. As a result, many countries … Continue reading

Skills in Canada – Closing the Gap

Canada’s labour market will not have the skilled workers it needs unless we change the way we train workers today. As automation spurs rapid change, Canada needs to change its approach to education, training and skills development in order to close the skills gap. Labour markets in Canada and around the world are being disrupted … Continue reading

Canada – The gap in adult skills development system

Canada urgently needs a third pillar that focuses on supporting working adults. The Council anticipates that managing the expected labour market changes will require an additional $15 billion of annual investmentsin adult skills development. The magnitude of the coming changes also necessitates the development of a Skills Plan for Working Canadians that will guide Canada’s … Continue reading

A Common Set of Definitions for Lifelong Guidance – The ELGPN Glossary

has been developed to provide a common set of definitions for lifelong guidance (LLG) policy development and related guidance terminology. It provides a set of de nitions that have been agreed by members of the ELGPN to support the use of ELGPN Life- long Guidance Policy Development: a European Resource Kit. e aim of the … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning – The future of learning is not in the classroom, with increased importance of “soft” attributes as collaboration, empathy, and meaning making

The future of learning is not in the classroom. It’s in the field—finding ways to do better while doing the work. This won’t happen by chance. You need to model learning behaviors and invest in the development of learning processes and tools. You need to take an appropriately humble stand about the challenges ahead—for you … Continue reading

Adult Education and Training In Canada – A Strategy

Investment in human capital has always been essential to Canada’s economic prosperity, but education and training will be especially important in the coming years. Over the next decade, Canada will be subject to a combination of demographic forces: population aging and slower labour force growth. As Halliwell has noted, increased immigration ows will do little to … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning in US – Competition is coming from every direction

Those who aren’t trying to improve will get passed by. One compelling motivation for some is to stay nimble and keep learning in order to increase their worth for employers and in their own eyes: You don’t want to stagnate in your learning and your position. My thinking is you have to have a hunger … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning in US – 63% of those who are working have taken a course or gotten additional training in the past 12 months to improve their job skills or expertise

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many and differences in education and income are a hallmark of people’s learning activities Most Americans feel they are lifelong learners, whether that means gathering knowledge … Continue reading

Employability – Should skills be refreshed every five years

82% believe in refreshing skills & competencies every five years to enhance employability.   Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Randstad Workmonitor 2015 wave 1 – March 2015

UK / Shouldn’t waste the potential of so many of its citizens writes The Guardian

Recent research on adult skill levels in 24 rich nations sparked a rush of headlines on the inadequacy of our education system. England came 15th in literacy and 17th in numeracy in the global league table, based on a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report also revealed that people … Continue reading

Studying beyond age 25 – The case of Australia

Why should we keep studying beyond our mid-20s? ask  Michael Coelli, Domenico Tabasso and Rezida Zakirova in Studying beyond age 25: who does it and what do they gain? (Adapted excerpts by JMM to follow) After all, education and training at a younger age provide for the longest period over which the return on the … Continue reading

Australia – In what ways can Lifelong Learning continually enhance employment prospects?

Lifelong Learning (LLL) and Employment Prospects: An Australian case by Allie Clemans, Anne Newton, Robbie Guevara and Sally Thompson try to answer the headline question, “In what ways can LLL continually enhance employment prospects?” The Australian case study has been guided by two objectives: 1. Identify the relationship between LLL and employment prospects in policy and practice; and, 2. Document existing … Continue reading

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