Learning for life?

Ireland“A recent report in Times Higher Education indicated in its headline that ‘lifelong learning [is] on the verge of extinction across the UK.’ The gist of the article was that relevant programmes across many British universities were being cut, largely for lack of funding. But what is curious about the article is that the subject-matter is called lifelong learning in the headline, but in the body of the article a number of other expressions are used, apparently inter-changeably. The very first sentence says that ‘adult education is on the verge of extinction’, and in the next sentence mention is made of the closure of ‘continuing education departments.’ This promiscuity with terminology may indicate that there are several expressions for the same thing, or that there is a lot of sloppy thinking going on …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 9 June]

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