Lifelong Learning and Tertiary Education in Italy

By Sabrina Leone.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The achievement of lifelong learning objectives in Italy is being mediated by a complex process of innovation in education and society, by the integration of institutional actions and by the major role of coordination that university has assumed.
This paper analyses critical points and approaches on the way to implementation.
The first part depicts the general situation concerning lifelong learning in Italy; analyses its vital aspects and the way policies and innovations are being absorbed at statutory level to implement lifelong learning objectives; demonstrates the importance of the integration of institutional actions and resources and of the role of coordination university has to assume.
The second part examines support measures proposed by Italian researchers to promote participation and access to lifelong learning, modes of delivery and action.
The third part highlights the study results and discusses future perspective and framework.

Keywords: Lifelong Learning, Institutional Integration, Educational Policy, e-Learning, Active Citizenship

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.7-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 546.648KB).

Sabrina Leone

Lecturer in Italian Studies, School of English Literatures Philosophy and Languages, Faculty of Arts, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Sabrina is an Italian Government Lecturer in Italian Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Wollongong. Her research interests are in lifelong learning, new technologies in tertiary teaching and learning, elearning, cooperative learning, intercultural awareness. Her career has developed in the fields of education (secondary and tertiary teacher and consultant), business consultancy (quality systems designer and manager) and linguistic mediation. She has been involved in European special projects (Socrates programmes with Sweden, The Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia) and Italian ones (IG students, Business Laboratory for Italian University and Secondary School students). She is a member of ASCILITE. She has studied and worked in Italy and abroad (Great Britain, France, Ireland, United States, Australia). She has a honours degree in Foreign Languages (1988, I.U.L.M, Milan), one in Business Management (1998, University of Campobasso) and one in Sciences of Linguistic Mediation (2004, Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici, Florence).

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