Lifelong learning starts in pre-school - a British approach
Uniwersytet Warszawski
Data publikacji: 30-09-2014
JoMS 2014;22(3):239–254
The issue of “lifelong learning” should be considered as part of the educational process that begins formally in the first educational institutions in which individuals begin acquiring their knowledge about the world around them. If the first step of this journey brings a sense of success, surely you would more willingly make the second step. For this reason it is important to provide an inspiring and encouraging environment in the early stages of school education to empower students to achieve their full educational potential and enable them to continue the process of “lifelong learning”. The achievement by individuals of their full potential is a key educational goal of the British National Curriculum. It states that students should be inspired to learn independently to be able to successfully continue “lifelong learning”. Teachers should be permanent learners and constantly update their skills, knowledge and teaching methods. I’m going to discuss the issue of “lifelong learning” in the context of school education as a process that starts in pre-school and lasts a lifetime under three main headings: 1) determinants of learning and problem solving (using “Zippy’s Friends” a British preventive health care programme) 2) inspiring to learn (presenting the International Primary Curriculum and the Cambridge Primary Framework) 3) teachers’ professional development (presenting Guy Claxton’s and Dylan Wiliam’s theories on teaching, learning, coaching and mentoring in education).