The Lifelong Learning Conference provides a platform for the examination of an education that empowers learners to go beyond the classroom and chart their own life journey within society. It is a conference designed for participants from the education, workforce development, and corporate training sectors to exchange conceptual ideas, case studies, grassroots initiatives, etc., which aims at strengthening lifelong learning in Singapore and in the region.
For this inaugural event, the theme identifying the role of higher education prompts us to focus on the institutions of higher education as one major leverage to augment lifelong learning. We can expect insights on how such institutions are able to encourage a culture of learning for all, ways of operationalizing Validation of Prior Learning (VPL), understanding pathways of higher education to labour markets, building learning cities, and last but not least, advancing pedagogy in adult learning.
This year, the conference is also providing a platform for the World Speakers Series, a Lifelong Learning Council initiative that through thought leadership, inspires the community to take the lead in making lifelong learning a way of life and support the lifelong learning movement in building a culture of learning in Singapore. This event will be the third in a series that has previously featured George Kohlrieser and Venkat Venkatraman. To this end, we are sure that our exciting line up of conference speakers will provide valuable commentary on the international lifelong learning movement and situate Singapore’s postcompulsory education in a global context.
We hope that this joint event will act as a learning hub to germinate and propagate ideas as well as develop practices that will enrich lives and nations.
Who should attend
Academia, adult educators, CET trainers and providers, industry representatives, education & workforce development policymakers, Learning & Development professionals.