Challenging the 'European Area of Lifelong Learning': A by George K. Zarifis, Maria N. Gravani

By George K. Zarifis, Maria N. Gravani

This booklet significantly displays at the context during which lifelong studying guidelines and practices are equipped in Europe with contributions of researchers and coverage makers within the box. via a severe lens the e-book reinterprets the center content material of the messages which are conveyed through the eu fee within the “Memorandum for Lifelong Learning”, an important coverage rfile within the zone, which after a decade from its ebook nonetheless is still the automobile for all present advancements in lifelong studying in Europe. With references to analyze findings, proposed activities, and functions to speedy perform that experience an additional worth for Europeans –but which both don't seem to correspond on to what's stipulated by way of the eu fee, or are thoroughly neglected as a part of the lifelong studying approach– the ebook bargains an analytic and systematic outlook of the most demanding situations in developing the ‘European region of Lifelong Learning’. In occasions as decisive because the ones we're facing this day (both in social and fiscal terms), a serious standpoint of the practices and guidelines followed via the european Member States is vital. The e-book follows a similar constitution because the Memorandum with the intention to debate and significantly strategy in separate sections the middle matters that Europe faces this present day relating to the belief of creating a ‘European region of Lifelong Learning’. ​

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The more important it is to have access to digital media for social participation and individual learning opportunities, the more problematic it becomes if entire groups of the population are excluded from this use of digital media (Remtulla 2010, p. 309). Computer Competence, Digital Divide, and Participation Participation is an elementary component of civil society. Accordingly participation is formulated as a central goal of European policy, as mentioned above. The memorandum also points on the revolutionary meaning of digital media for knowledge societies (European Commission 2000, p.

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By biographical experiences and the current life situation (Strobel et al. 2011), and it is due to these diverse developments that older adults are an extremely heterogeneous target group for adult education (Schmidt 2010a, b). This heterogeneity is reflected in the interest in dealing with digital media and in the ways in which older adults choose to approach these media. The further development of one’s computer literacy can be targeted or rather casual. , being curios on new IKT). Computer literacy may be obtained in organized courses or through informal channels, alone or together with friends or family members.

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