Skills for Life: Lifelong Learning

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Irwin, Emilee;
Pickerill, Joe;
Desetti, Brendan
Jul 2020
Systems of learning need to adapt to a new normal of global life. Alarm bells have been ringing for the last decade about the future of work and the changing skills demands brought on by technology and automation. The response to date has been a patchwork, tinkering and experimenting with solutions while the demand for new skills moved at breakneck speed. The rapid onset of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has only accelerated the pace of change.
Communities, regions, and countries need to make strategic investments in redesigning today's learning systems into systems of lifelong learning that will best position them and their workforce in a globally competitive environment. This skills brief offers recommendations on how to properly enable lifelong learning systems.