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Lifelong learning in Bayan Baru Community College: Towards a learned society


Khor, James Haan Khaun and Jamaludin, Ahmad Shaharil and Othman, Abdul Rahim (2010) Lifelong learning in Bayan Baru Community College: Towards a learned society. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Essentially, the attribute of lifelong learning epitomizes a progression correlating with educational democratisation, a process which customarily entails knowledge acquisition, skill enhancement and augmentation of competency level, whether formally attained or otherwise on an informal basis; nevertheless founded on experience and training avail at the work place. With the advent of globalisation triggering the origination of myriad needs, such settings have indeed induced and compelled individuals to constantly be responsive of the necessity for renewing and reinventing one’s knowledge and skills. In the context of realising national development in the socioeconomic order, individuals have become more conscious of the need to accrue knowledge enrichment and the enhancement of skills, either as an object for personal development or merely as a gesture to fulfillment of self-satisfaction. In tandem with parallel perspectives, Bayan Baru Community College with the establishment of its Lifelong Learning Department aims to address the responsibility with the mission of launching a continuing learning culture conceptualizing under the auspices of lifelong learning by conducting numerous short courses. Five principal strategies were identified for realisation under the lifelong learning initiative. The pertinent strategies include; embracing the need to curb poverty, caring of the social masses, reskilling and upskilling of workers’ proficiency, provision of training for school leavers and coaching of the stratum of sociocum- industrial entrepreneurship of the immediate locality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 07:30
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 07:30
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1983

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