As I Grow Older Elizabeth Dunne
Learning Lives Research
An open sharing and learning project aimed at addressing questions of interest to the Lifewide Education Community
During the conference participants were invited to record their questions
on cards. These were collated and analysed after the conference - see summary below.
From the compilation of questions we have created 10 themes which form an agenda for further research with the Lifewide Education Community.
Q1 Is lifewide learning an agenda for the university sector?
Q2 Is it the role of universities to encourage self-authorship (or lifewide learning) or is this a step too far, bordering on intrusion into students’ personal lives?
Q3 How can university programmes for the 21st century address academic, vocational and personal development in an appropriately balanced measure?
Q4 What are the ethical issues relating to lifewide learning and to award schemes that seek to recognise lifewide learning and personal development?
Q5 What strategies can be adopted to overcome the practical and financial implications of scaling up student award schemes?
Q6 Who should be responsible for designing and managing student award schemes or lifewide learning and personal development more generally?
Q7 How do we persuade students and colleagues that self-reflection is an essential complement to academic study?
Q8 Is self-directed learning a realistic proposal for undergraduate programmes of study?
Q9 What is the relationship, if any, between lifewide learning and open learning? How do we encourage university colleagues and students to engage with open learning?
Q10 How can lifewide learning be harnessed to enhance personal development ‘from cradle to grave’?
If you would like to be part of a small research group to consider these questions please contact Dr Jenny Willis the project coordinator.