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ERIC Number: EJ851159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Going with the Flow: First-Cycle Higher Education in a Lifelong Learning Context
Yorke, Mantz
Tertiary Education and Management, v9 n2 p117-130 Jun 2003
Higher education is in flux as governments around the world seek to use it as an instrument to enhance national economies, and the half-life of knowledge steadily decreases. Lifelong learning is presented as critically important to the development of human capital, but its implications for first-cycle higher education have yet to be fully appreciated. It is argued that first-cycle higher education is evolving in the light of changes in the relationship between the academy and employers. Students' part-time work is a significant component of their experience in higher education, yet its potential for learning is generally under-exploited. The argument is made that part-time work can be drawn into the formal curriculum without prejudice to traditional academic concerns, particularly if a lifelong learning perspective is taken.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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