Lifelong learning in Malaysia: have we achieved our goals?

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Author: Ghebllawi, Asil Esaam; Goolamally, Norlia; Ahmad, Jamil

Abstract:

Lifelong learning has been one of the most discussed agenda in education today. It is a continuous process to improve one's knowledge, skills and competence based on the learning objectives of the subject matter. The government's main agent for promoting lifelong learning is at the tertiary level. The Malaysian context of lifelong learning is very closely connected to employability and productivity. Therefore, its main purpose is to provide and fulfill the nation's needs with knowledgeable, skilled and competent human capital. Policy statements on lifelong learning have been mentioned in a number of government documents and plans to provide access to lifelong learning to every citizen have been strategized. But have we totally arrived at achieving the true meaning of lifelong learning? Have the target groups in the population benefited through the lifelong learning plan? Malaysia needs more effort and collaboration from the public and private sectors to promote lifelong learning. The mindset toward learning must be changed in order to create a learning society. Therefore, this paper attempts to bring into focus the concepts of lifelong learning particularly in Korea and the implementation of lifelong learning in Malaysia.

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Lifelong learning has been one of the most discussed agenda in education today. It is a continuous process to improve one's knowledge, skills and competence based on the learning objectives of the subject matter. The government's main agent for promoting lifelong learning is at the tertiary level. The Malaysian context of lifelong learning is very closely connected to employability and productivity. Therefore, its main purpose is to provide and fulfill the nation's needs with knowledgeable, skilled and competent human capital. Policy statements on lifelong learning have ...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Lifelong learning; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development

Keywords: Employability; Skill development; Competence; Human capital

Geographic subjects: Korea; Malaysia; Asia

Published: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: International Conference of Lifelong Learning, [2011]

Physical description: 12 p.

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Conference name: International Conference of Lifelong Learning

Date: 2011

Place: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Resource type: Paper

Call Number:
TD/TNC 113.638



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