Lifelong learning

Literacy Changes Lives: What's the value of lifelong learning? Meet Brett, Gideon and Chris [Video - 1:56] (2012)

This two-minute video features brief interviews with some of the participants in Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy’s 2012 Learners’ Conference, which was based on the theme “Ten Reasons to Keep Learning.”

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2014-06-05

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Michael Moore [Video - 1:35] (2012)

Produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, this video is one in a series focusing on adults who have gone back to school to upgrade their skills.

It focuses on Michael Moore, a man who grew up struggling with literacy and, as an adult, faced problems with everyday tasks that involved literacy skills. Finally, at the age of 46, he decided to go back to school to improve his skills.

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2014-06-04

Literacy Changes Lives: Meet Chris [Video - 1:12] (2012)

This video is part of a series produced by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes lifelong learning.

It focuses on a young man who quit school at age 16, vowing never to go back. However, he has realized the importance of learning, and is studying at a community centre.

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2014-06-03

Impact of the Learners' Retreat 2013 - Video testimonial: Darlene Ells [Video - 1:08] (2013)

In this video, a woman explains why she returned to the classroom after years of staying home to care for her children.

She discusses the importance of lifelong learning and talks about her plans for the future.

The video was recorded during a Literacy Nova Scotia retreat for adult learners, held in Truro in November 2013.

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2014-05-29

Deanna Richard, Winner of a scholarship "Je ne lâche pas, je gagne !" [Video - 4:25] (2013)

This video features a 55-year-old Quebec woman who has recently completed high school and is now looking forward to studying at Montreal’s Concordia University.

She enrolled at the Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre, southwest of Montreal, at the same time one of her eight children was completing his secondary studies there.

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2014-04-08

Strengthening PLAR: Integrating theory and practice in post-secondary education (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 2, Article 5 (2007)

Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) is commonly defined as the identification, measurement, and recognition of knowledge and skills acquired outside educational institutions through work and other life experience. In this article, the author proposes a conceptual model for PLAR in education.

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2014-04-07

Can you learn how to learn for life? Components from expert learning research (2009)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 2, Special Issue, Article 4, 2009

The author of this paper reviews research literature on expert learners to identify three components that can promote the goal of lifelong learning.

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2014-03-24

Benefits of workplace training – Interview with Sue Folinsbee, consultant [Video – 0:38] (2012)

This brief video features a consultant talking about the benefits of workplace education. Those benefits include increased confidence, better morale, higher productivity, increased participation, and career advancement.

The video was prepared by ABC Life Literacy Canada, a non-profit organization that supports lifelong learning.

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2014-03-05

Royal Canadian Mint (2005)

Case Study

The Royal Canadian Mint’s (RCM’s) Foundation Skills Program improved employees’ existing skills, while giving them the tools needed for ongoing skills acquisition.

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2014-01-28

Teck Cominco (2005)

Case Study

Management and union at Vancouver-based Teck Cominco Limited joined forces to form The Learning Centre (TLC) at the company’s operation in Trail, British Columbia.

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2014-01-27

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