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Lifelong learning : A necessity not a luxury

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 1 October 2003



We are living in a time of transition and the old view, that after schooling or vocational training the development of ability was due to “experience”, remains a significant influence on how people often think of learning. Basically, that view does not recognize learning. The assumption is that ability is gained, through experience, by a sort of osmosis. Today, what is gained from experience is seen as being gained through a process of learning. That focus on learning enables us to consider the variety of ways in which learning may be approached, and to make our choices among them. The big difference is that while our gaining experience “just happens”, we can take control of our own learning.



(2003), "Lifelong learning : A necessity not a luxury", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 17 No. 5, pp. 10-11.




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