ERIC Number: ED441141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Minister's Forum on Learning: Learning for Life. What We Heard (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 19-20, 1999).
Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
This report provides a chronological overview of activities of the 1999 Minister's Forum. It summarizes the keynote speech, "Transforming Learning in the Knowledge Age" (Donald Norris), the discussion that occurred among the panelists, and the participants' responses to three topics during small group discussions. The report recaps topic descriptions and corresponding questions provided to participants. General comments of participants and specific points identified by small groups on flip charts are captured. Each list taken from the flip charts is marked in italics. The section on Topic 1, "A Vision for Lifelong Learning in Alberta," discusses responses to three questions: (1) what does lifelong learning means to you?; (2) what will lifelong learning look like for Albertans in the 2005? and (3) what are the underlying values and principles that support a lifelong learning vision for Albertans? The section on Topic 2, "Priorities for the Future," looks at three questions: (1) what key actions are needed to move towards a vision for lifelong learning? (2) what circumstances affect a person's ability to learn and a community's ability to take action? and (3) what can be done to maximize the positive influences and minimize the barriers? The section on Topic 3, "Fostering a Lifelong Learning Culture," responds to two questions: (1) who are the key players in creating a lifelong learning culture? and (2) what should be their roles and what are the opportunities for partnership? (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Action, Developed Nations, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning
For full text: http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/ministersforum.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada