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Meaning of "lifelong learning" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIFELONG LEARNING

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIFELONG LEARNING

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lifelong learning is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIFELONG LEARNING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lifelong learning

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, rather than competitiveness and employability. Evolved from the term “life-long learners” created by Leslie Watkins and used by Professor Clint Taylor and Superintendent for the Temple City Unified School District’s mission statement in 1993, the term recognizes that learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom but takes place throughout life and in a range of situations. During the last fifty years, constant scientific and technological innovation and change has had a profound effect on learning needs and styles. Learning can no longer be divided into a place and time to acquire knowledge and a place and time to apply the knowledge acquired. Instead, learning can be seen as something that takes place on an on-going basis from our daily interactions with others and with the world around us.

Definition of lifelong learning in the English dictionary

The definition of lifelong learning in the dictionary is the provision or use of both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout people's lives in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfilment.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIFELONG LEARNING

lifeguard
lifehack
lifehold
lifeless
lifelessly
lifelessness
lifelike
lifelikeness
lifeline
lifelong
lifemanship
lifer
lifesome
lifespan
lifestreamer
lifestyle
lifestyle block
lifestyle business
lifestyle disease
lifestyle guru

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIFELONG LEARNING

beginning
burning
concerning
discerning
distance learning
e-learning
early-morning
early warning
early-warning
good morning
governing
learning
machine learning
morning
mourning
patterning
the top of the morning
turning
warning
yearning
yesterday morning

Synonyms and antonyms of lifelong learning in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lifelong learning» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIFELONG LEARNING

Find out the translation of lifelong learning to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lifelong learning from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lifelong learning» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

终身学习
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el aprendizaje permanente
570 millions of speakers

English

lifelong learning
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आजीवन सीखने
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التعلم مدى الحياة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

на протяжении всей жизни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aprendizagem ao longo da vida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জীবনব্যাপী শিক্ষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´apprentissage continu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pembelajaran sepanjang hayat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lebenslanges Lernen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

生涯学習
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

평생 학습
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Learning kekal
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

học tập suốt đời
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழ்நாள் கற்றல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आजीवन शिकणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Hayatboyu Öğrenme
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

l´apprendimento permanente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kształcenia przez całe życie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протягом усього життя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

învățare pe tot parcursul vieții
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

τη δια βίου μάθηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewenslange leer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livslångt lärande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

livslang læring
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lifelong learning

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFELONG LEARNING»

The term «lifelong learning» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.270 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFELONG LEARNING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lifelong learning» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lifelong learning» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lifelong learning

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QUOTES WITH «LIFELONG LEARNING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lifelong learning.
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Don Tapscott
Knowledge is exploding, so you need to commit yourself to a plan for lifelong learning.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIFELONG LEARNING»

Discover the use of lifelong learning in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lifelong learning and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lifelong Learning and the New Educational Order
In Britain and elsewhere there is an explosion of interest in lifelong learning. John Field explores the background to this sudden rise of interest amongst policy makers and assesses the chances of achieving a viable learning society.
John Field, 2006
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Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: Theory and Practice
Fully revised and updated with substantial additional material, this new edition takes account of many changes which have occurred in the field of adult education.
Peter Jarvis, 2010
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Lifelong Learning: Education Across the Lifespan
This book covers all the major issues, with well-known academic contributors working in the field and covering the topics of theoretical, global and curriculum perspectives, widening participation and the industrial university.
John Field, Mal Leicester, 2003
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Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning
The aim of this book is provide an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern for the philosophy, theory, categories and concepts of lifelong learning.
David N. Aspin, 2007
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Teaching In The Lifelong Learning Sector
An essential book linked to the LLUK Standards for teachers, trainers & tutors: a practical introduction to teaching & learning.
Scales, Peter, 2012
6
Foucault and Lifelong Learning: Governing the Subject
This, the first book to draw on his work to consider lifelong learning, explores the significance of policies and practices of lifelong learning to the wider societies of which they are a part.
Andreas Fejes, Katherine Nicoll, 2008
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Contemporary Issues In Lifelong Learning: n/a
This book provides an up-to-date, accessible and critical resource relating to contemporary issues and debates in the Lifelong Learning Sector (LSS).
Duckworth, Vicky, Tummons, Jonathan, 2010
8
Second International Handbook of Lifelong Learning: Part ...
This book recognises the need for profound changes in education and for goals that are critically important to education, economic advancement, and social involvement.
David N. Aspin, Judith D. Chapman, Karen Evans, 2012
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Lifelong Learning: Concepts and Contexts
This guide to lifelong learning brings together new writing from leading thinkers in the field to provide a critical summary of current developments in understanding adult learning and the societal context in which they are located.
Jim Crowther, Peter Sutherland, 2008
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Developing Teachers: The Challenges of Lifelong Learning
This book takes a holistic view of teacher development, examining the contexts and conditions of teaching: school leadership and culture; teachers' lives and histories; change; teacher learning, competence and expertise; and the moral ...
Christopher Day, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIFELONG LEARNING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lifelong learning is used in the context of the following news items.
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Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning gears up for the fall semester …
Norborn is the director of the Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning at Rollins College's Hamilton Holt School. Since opening two years ago, ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
2
EYE ON JEFFERSON: Port Townsend City Council to consider …
The Fort Worden Lifelong Learning Center Public Development Authority will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Fort Worden Commons. An agenda ... «Peninsula Daily, Jul 15»
3
Where do UC Berkeley's visiting international students call home …
... abroad and lifelong learning. About 4,000 of the approximately 16,000 students are visiting, and of that group, about 3,000 are international. «Daily Californian, Jul 15»
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UAF hosts lecture on MERS, ebola and flu - Fairbanks Daily News …
aol. Need an account? Create one now. The lecture series runs through August 11, and is part of Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning. «Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Jul 15»
5
Diocesan School for Girls, New Zealand | Study International
At the root of the school's educational philosophy is an earnest desire to inspire lifelong learning. The typical graduate is a digital native, ... «Study International News, Jul 15»
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New £7million Braiswick Primary School nears completion (From …
Ray Gooding, Essex's councillor responsible for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “We recognise Colchester is one of the fastest-growing parts of Essex ... «Gazette, Jul 15»
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Being productive with fewer workers, Opinion News & Top Stories …
"The economy that Singapore needs to have in 50 years is an economy that's focused on lifelong learning... and an economy that provides ... «The Straits Times, Jul 15»
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Comedy finishes July movies - Your West Valley News: Surprise
... up Appearances,” screens at 10 a.m. Tuesday and July 28 at the air-conditioned Rio Salado College Lifelong Learning Center in Surprise. «YourWestValley.com, Jul 15»
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School to hold History of Art evening classes - West Sussex County …
Mrs Huntsman said, “This course promises to enrich students' cultural experience and foster lifelong learning. The skill of reading any given ... «West Sussex County Times, Jul 15»
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Library nets $100,000 in grants, award | News & Observer News …
The first, a $43,200 EZ Literacy & Lifelong Learning Grant, will allow the library to set up adult literacy centers throughout Johnston, Harnett and ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»

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