An investigation to establish the definition, value and appeal of Lifelong Learning

Stanton, Janet (2014) An investigation to establish the definition, value and appeal of Lifelong Learning. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this report is to consider the role that Lifelong Learning contributes in society of today. It will investigate the feelings and aspirations of students engaged in Lifelong Learning, make an attempt to discover any barriers that the students experienced either prior to or when initially engaging in their studies and the worth that is placed on such studies by employers and the government. This study will analyse data collected from a questionnaire completed by students currently participating in non-vocational courses in a sixth form College environment in an attempt to identify and understand their motivations and objectives. It will investigate the level of both employer financial support and Government financial support these students received, if any, to try to establish the overall worth that today’s society places on Lifelong Learning in general. The report will establish the careers advice that students may have received when leaving full time education and contemplate its value at that time. The report will attempt to quantify the data obtained to speculate if this can be considered a true reflection of the country as a whole, particularly examining the data collected relating to age and gender. Finally, this report will reflect on previous research that has been carried out in the Lifelong Learning topic area, consider the history of Lifelong Learning and ascertain the present value that it has in the culture and climate of 2014.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 15:09
    Last Modified: 16 Jul 2015 15:09
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17745

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