Lifelong Learning or Lifelong Education? Breaking Learning from Education in the Individualisation of Learning
Learning has traditionally been taken as educating as its ideal form. It has been considered significant not because of its inherent importance but because of its enmeshment within a set of educational concerns. It turns out that the mention of learning conjures up educational scenes — learning something good. However, the problem of learning and education being seen as synonymous in general education field becomes manifest in 'lifelong learning' or 'lifelong education' area. The paper points out that, under the influence of the individualisation of learning in contemporary times, it starts to be made explicit that learning could be something that education is not. Learning is not dictated by good-direction, as education is; it is centrally and fundamentally self-directed instead. That one's involvement by self-direction is the hallmark of learning is emphasized in the paper.
Keywords: Lifelong Learning, Lifelong Education, Individualisation, Individualisation of Learning
Dr. Yahui Su
English Teacher, Chung Shan Senior High School