Lifelong learning can be defined as the provision or use of both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout people's lives in order to foster continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills required for employment and personal fulfilment.

Learning is an essential ingredient for a happy and healthy life. The more we learn the more successful, the more adaptable, and the more fulfilled we become. The more we learn the more understanding and accepting of others, the more engaged with society, and the more useful we are. Learning adds value to our lives and to our communities.Lifelong learning is all learning that we engage with throughout our lives. It is much broader than formal education and it’s far deeper than the pursuit of knowledge. It’s learning how we learn, it’s equipping ourselves with skills for the workplace and life’s challenges, it’s learning to live with and understand others, and it’s learning for pleasure and personal development.A true Learning Society not only values learning, but recognises the value of learning and therefore encourages and celebrates all learning.As an island we want to...

  • Help people find the motivation to want to learn
  • Highlight all the available opportunities to learn
  • Reduce the barriers to learning

...across peoples lives and throughout...Childhood, adolescence, adulthood, parenthood, middle age, third age and old age.

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What is E4L?

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'One Island, One School' Transition KS2-KS3

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