Study Circle as an Innovative Tool for Promoting Lifelong Learning and Community Empowerment
Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development
ISBN: 978-1-78973-640-3, eISBN: 978-1-78973-639-7
Publication date: 27 May 2020
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 aimed at ensuring an inclusive, equitable, quality education, and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. However, this may not be effectively realized, as this chapter demonstrates, through formal learning or education alone. Rather, an adoption of non-formal and informal learning alongside formal learning is more likely to empower the general population to contribute toward the development of a sustainable society. This chapter therefore critically examines the concepts of lifelong learning and the learning society and suggests that community learning, or study circles, can be a promising institutional medium for the promotion of adult and lifelong learning. The rationale for establishing a study circle as a medium for lifelong learning is demonstrated through case studies from Zimbabwe and Sweden. This follows by comparing and contrasting the ways in which Sweden and Zimbabwe promote lifelong learning for all.
Kurawa, G. (2020), "Study Circle as an Innovative Tool for Promoting Lifelong Learning and Community Empowerment", Sengupta, E., Blessinger, P. and Yamin, T.S. (Ed.) Teaching and Learning Strategies for Sustainable Development (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 19), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 159-175. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120200000019014
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