Español: El Aprendizaje a lo Largo de la Vida no se limita al sistema escolar
The infographic shown above, included in UNESCO's page on the World Education Forum 2015 (Incheon, Republic of Korea, 19-22 May 2015) is misleading. It conveys the idea that Lifelong Learning:
(a) focuses on young people and adults,
(b) refers mainly to learning that takes place in the school system, and
(c) goes from pre-primary to upper secondary education, including technical and vocational education, and literacy education.
In fact, Lifelong Learning:
(a) Refers to learning that occurs throughout life, "from the womb to the tomb". Learning is seen as a continuum in the life cycle of every individual and as an organizing principle for education and learning policies. It does not refer to any specific age; it covers all ages, from birth to death.
(b) Is not confined to the school system. It is life-long and life-wide. It encompasses all forms of learning, in and out of school, in formal, non-formal and informal learning environments.
(c) Includes all levels and modalities of the education system, from early childhood education to higher education.
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» Formal, non-formal and informal learning
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