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Lifelong Learning in the Knowledge Society Tom van Weert Chair ICT in Higher Education Photograph: Koen van den Driesche
Traditional education Education used to be: –Early in life –For life Application of “knowledge” used to be: –Later in life –For life
Lifelong Learning Education is becoming: –Lifelong: Learning = Working = Living –Just in Time, Just Fit, flexible in time and place Application of “knowledge” is becoming: –Immediate: Working = Learning = Living –For now (not for life)
Role of ICT Enabling: –Empowerment –Communication Integrated
ICT is empowerment
ICT is integrated communication
Changes in living environment Global environment Personal environment Economical environment Social environment Cultural environment Political environment
Global environment World Bank (2002): –Growing role of knowledge –ICT revolution –Global labour market –Political and social change –Spread of democracy –Violence, corruption, and crime –HIV/AIDS
Personal environment Keeping up with the world around us –New technology use on a day- to-day basis –Information that “bombards” us –Different media formats; –Ways we communicate by –So much we have to know and handle
Economical Environment Economy Change Knowledge is like fish: Fresh today, Of no use tomorrow
Economical Developments Knowledge worker: Learning at the work place Knowledge creation at the workplace
Social environment Growing importance ‘Human capital’ ICT empowers in all dimensions of work ‘wholeness’ of working life (meaning of life) ‘enterprising’ society of dynamic professionals
Social environment ‘Enterprising society’ Children have busy lives; who do they copy, you think?
E-readiness ranking 2003 The Economist IBM 1.Sweden 2.Denmark 3.Netherlands USA United Kingdom 6.Finland 7.Norway 8.Switzerland 9.Australia 10.Canada/Hongkong
E-readiness Ranking 2003 E-Readiness factors Connectivity and technology infrastructure Business environment Consumer and business adoption Legal and policy environment Social and cultural infrastructure Supporting e-services Social integration
Cultural environment The Ten Commandments God: Im No. 1. No pix, plz. Uz my name nicely. Day7=holy. Take care of mum’n’dad. Don’t kill, scrU round, steal or lie. Keep yr hands (&eyz) off wot isnt yrs.
Cultural environment It is game time
Political environment European Community: The Lisbon declaration (2000) Transition to a knowledge intensive society New approach to education and training needed arning
Risk for transition economies World Bank (2002): Threat of marginalization Policymakers need to make crucial changes New type of learning that emphasizes: –creating –Applying –analyzing –synthesizing knowledge –engaging in collaborative learning throughout the lifespan
Traditional education (World Bank) Teacher: Source of knowledge Learners receive knowledge Testing for mastery All activities the same Teachers educated for life
Lifelong Learning (World Bank) Educator: Guide to knowledge sources Learners learn by doing Assessment guiding learning Individualized learning Educators are lifelong learners
Lifelong Learning is just around the corner, Hobie!
Photograph: Koen van den Driesche Lifelong Learning Thank you for your attention Is all about interaction