Slovak Journal for Educational Sciences / Slovenský časopis pre pedagogické vedy

Lifelong Learning – A Challenge for the Education Theory (László Trencsényi)

This paper discusses whether the concept of „lifelong learning” would be a synonym for the concept of „lifelong education”. Whether the fact that even if education ends quite early, one learns all life long, indicated any changes in the theoretical discourse on education? Is the separation of students’ and learners’ roles true, relevant, defensible, explainable? Or the above described phenomena only rephrase the basic concepts, and we need new paradigms of education that offer a coherent answer to this question.

PEDAGOGIKA.SK, 2011, Vol. 2. (No. 1: 28-35)

Key words: educational theory, paradigm, lifelong learning, lifelong education, formal education, non-formal education, informal education

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