Title: Lifelong learning: case study in higher education in Slovenia

Authors: Nada Trunk Sirca, Viktorija Sulcic

Addresses: University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Cankarjeva ulica 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia. ' University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Cankarjeva ulica 5, 6000 Koper, Slovenia

Abstract: As a result of the third industrial revolution, the thirty-year-old idea of lifelong learning (LLL) has been gaining particularly strong ground in the last decade. Lifelong education is a strategic principle which traverses the whole education vertical without depleting itself. Today|s rapidly changing environment calls for new knowledge and skills that stayed out of reach for the beneficiaries of the Slovenian education system in the past, and still remain largely unattainable through those forms of formal schooling that lead to a bonafide degree (higher education diploma). The main reasons are to be found in deep-rooted traditions and substantial autonomy of the Slovenian higher education system – the system, institutions and individuals – as well as in its distinctive approach to adopting study programmes.

Keywords: lifelong learning; higher education; Slovenia.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2005.006295

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2005 Vol.2 No.2, pp.142 - 151

Published online: 15 Feb 2005 *

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