UIL Lifelong Learning Alert No 11 - 31 July 2019


What is happening around lifelong learning these days? How are countries making lifelong learning a reality? What are the latest developments in policy and practice? This is issue No 11, 31 July 2019, of the UIL Lifelong Learning Alert.

The new service offers you regular insights and news on lifelong learning from all world regions. The alert is compiled regularly; the 11th issue is featured below and you can subscribe for this and other UIL publications here.

News from the field of lifelong learning, selected by the Library of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning


Latin America and the Caribbean

The Nassau Guardian

Supporting lifelong learning: the second pillar of influence

Organizations that support lifelong learning by providing opportunities for students to be stewards in their environment cultivate a culture where thinking of others is natural. Support for stronger and more efficient ties between school and community is increasing, and parents, schools and companies are seeking multiple means of collaboration.


Asia and the Pacific

Page One

US-PH Pact To Boost Basic Educ, Socio-Emotional Learning

The Department of Education (DepEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday launched a project in the Philippines seeking to enhance reading, mathematical, and socio-emotional skills of learners in Bicol and Western Visayas regions.




GNAT/CTF schools rural teachers in Central Region

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), in collaboration with the Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF), has ended a five-day in-service training workshop for 165 selected rural teachers in the Central Region. The initiative has been designed to update teachers’ knowledge and skills to improve teaching, learning and ensure pupils’ retention in schools.


Arab States

The Jordan Times

Bridging youth skills gap in Jordan

The uniqueness of the programme lies not only in the programme design, but its integration across the Ministry of Education, schools and Ministry of Youth centres. This means that the skills offered to young people are provided through multiple pathways, both formal and non-formal education channels, and are based on a model conducive to lifelong learning.


Europe and North America

Inside Higher ED

Cost, Price and Competition in Online Learning

Does online education cost colleges less to produce? And if so, should online courses therefore be priced lower for students?

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