The importance of lifelong learning has been increasing

Ates H., Alsal K.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, Spain, 2 - 05 February 2012, vol.46, pp.4092-4096 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 46
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.205
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.4092-4096
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Lifelong learning is the lifewide, voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for not only personal but professional reasons as well. It does not only enhance social inclusion, active citizenship and individual development, but also increases competitiveness and employability. The importance of Lifelong Learning has been increasing for some important reasons. These are increasing of life expectancy, increasing the "old-age dependency" ratio, to desire for increasing the life quality, and trying to keep themselves in good physical and mental condition by humans. Due to these reasons, the importance of Lifelong Learning has been increasing.