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Summary of Changes Made in This Calendar - Issues in Lifelong Learning

Education 5716 Issues in Lifelong Learning
Lifelong learning (LLL) like ‘globalization’ is a buzzword in the 21st century. The concept transformed from its original name as Lifelong education (LLE) in the 1960s, to LLL by the close of the 20th century. While LLE was concerned with humanist ideals placing educational responsibility on the state or employing organizations, LLL has come to focus on acquisition of knowledge and skills for the labour market and placing educational responsibility on the individual. This course provides the framework for understanding how LLL rationale has changed through the works of international organizations such as the UN, OECD, UNESCO, the Council of Europe, and the EU from the concept of social justice to a human capital, neoliberal purpose within the last half century. The course will outline the models and approaches of LLL and how they convey different agendas and programs in academic discourse and socio-political contexts. Specialization(s): Social Justice Education
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Education Graduate Students only. Students cannot take this course if they have previously taken Education 5414 with the title "Issues in Lifelong Learning."