Lifelong learning in reality : the perception of the community

Wardah Mohamad, and Wan Rohaida Wan Husin, and Zulhairi Zakariah , and Nor Zafira Abu, (2014) Lifelong learning in reality : the perception of the community. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Pembelajaran Sepanjang Hayat 2014, 1-2 December 2014, Kuala Lumpur.


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Lifelong learning is an important part of the education system in Malaysia and has been implemented in various sectors of the economy. It has been used as a tool to promote learning in order to transform the country into a knowledge economy. Lifelong learning has taken various forms from formal education to informal classes, from long term to short term and from face-to-face classes, blended classes to fully online classes. This research presents the findings from community focus groups which were held over a few months in various locations in the country. The objective of the research was to gauge the perception of the community regarding lifelong learning in Malaysia. Data was analysed through reduction analysis and reported in narrative form. Findings reported differences in opinion regarding the modes of learning, the curriculum offered, the attitudes of learners and the objective of taking up lifelong learning. Other issues brought up included the financial aspects of lifelong learning and also the culture and values of lifelong learners. The paper concludes by giving recommendations for improvements based on the analysis given. (Abstract by authors)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge economy, perception of the community
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2014 04:38
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2014 04:38

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