ERIC Number: ED425409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
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Life-Long Learning: Learning To Be Productive.
Oester, Terry K.; Oester, Dawn E.
This paper describes global changes in education to be expected as a result of the expansion of information technology. Technology expands access to alternate sources of information and changes the approach to teaching and learning. A case is made for a lifelong approach to learning and cites certain specific factors that should be included. The utilization of information networks and services demands that education be ongoing, and forces curricula to become broader and more flexible. Reasons for educating the emotional intelligence are discussed. The Partnership Foundation's educational lifelong learning program, designed to provide for continuous progress in a multiage environment, is presented. The program includes sequences in communications, mathematics, environmental settings, and cultural development. As a manager of information rather than simply the presenter of information, the teacher must design learning challenges that expand the student's ability to learn from a variety of different sources. The teacher's role shifts toward that of facilitator, mentor, and collaborator. Once a basic foundation has been established, learning will be based on enhancing people's skills in relation to understanding and applicability. Learning to be productive will result in new products with which to relate to new global markets. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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