Enabling a More Complete Education: Encouraging, Recognising and Valuing Life-Wide Learning in Higher Education
- University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey
- 13 April 2010 00:00 - 14 April 2010 00:00
Many Universities and colleges are recognizing that a more complete higher education pays attention to students’ development gained through informal learning in the many aspects of their lives outside their programme of study. The organisers are calling this life-wide learning to symbolize the many parallel experiences that exist in a learner's life at any point in time. Their research shows that over 40 universities in the UK have developed or are developing award schemes to give formal recognition to these forms of and contexts for learning.
This life-wide learning conference will provide an opportunity for educational practitioners to share ideas, practice and experience in order to gain deeper understandings of the ways in which higher education is enabling learners to make their own educational experience more complete.