Bridging formal and informal lifelong learning using a soccer game metaphor Online publication date: Mon, 30-Dec-2013
by Lynette Nagel; A. Seugnet Blignaut
International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (IJCEELL), Vol. 23, No. 2, 2013
Abstract: People need to engage in lifelong learning to be part of the knowledge society, while educational institutions cannot formally provide continuous ongoing, personally defined learning that addresses immediate workplace-based needs. Designing a formal online post-graduate course around a soccer game metaphor, we incorporated the characteristics of informal lifelong learning, namely peer facilitated and collaborative processes, formative and reflective assessment, learning community and open-ended curriculum driven by learner-determined goals. Students used the metaphor in their social discussions to denote collaborative learning, community, personal purposes and transformative reflective learning. The metaphor familiarised and prepared students for lifelong informal learning by bridging the gap from formal learning.
Online publication date: Mon, 30-Dec-2013
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