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Conceptualising lifelong learning: The case of lifelong learning practices at Universiti Utara Malaysia

Ang, Chooi Leng and Thi, Lip Sam and Pillai, Padmini and Abdul Rahman, Hamzah and Don, Mohd Sobri (2009) Conceptualising lifelong learning: The case of lifelong learning practices at Universiti Utara Malaysia. Journal of The World Univeristies Forum, 2 (1). pp. 39-48. ISSN 1863356584

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This paper discusses the concept of lifelong learning and the approach to it by Universiti Utara Malaysia’s Executive Development Centre (EDC). It illustrates how a university adopts an indigenous approach that delivers lifelong learning programmes and its implication for working adults. Generally, Universiti Utara Malaysia and other public universities in Malaysia are non-profit making institutions. Currently, EDC is offering more than twenty five (25) executive diplomas and certificate courses. The target students are working adults who wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge. For this purpose, EDC has forged strategic alliances with several training providers and in tandem, draws up courses geared towards working adults. In working with education providers, EDC closely monitors the courses managed by its partners. The mode of delivery is face-to-face interaction during classes that are held during weekends once every month. The duration of the programmes may last from a few weeks to a year depending on the number of modules the students are required to complete. All courses are subjected to formal evaluation to show proof of students acquiring the requisite knowledge before they are conferred certificates or executive diplomas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Divisions: School of Quantitative Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2012 01:14
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 02:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3907

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