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Towards a Knowledge-Based Society: The Need for a Continuous life-long learning Programme – The PRIlhE Project

Towards a Knowledge-Based Society: The Need for a Continuous life-long learning Programme – The PRIlhE Project
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Author(s): Ana Maria Correia (ISEGI – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) and Anabela Mesquita (ISCAP/IPP and Algoritmi Centre, University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 1
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch373
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

The development of a knowledge-based society requires the contribution of a technological infrastructure as well as a workforce with the necessary skills, knowledge and competences, supported by a well-structured initial education and a continuous learning program. The individuals in this workforce must be autonomous, independent and reflective learners, because this is the only way to take advantage of a life-long learning programme and, in so doing, remain in employment at a time of global change. How can we help our students to become more autonomous, reflective and independent? What kind of strategies should be used in the classroom? What are the best practices? This paper sets out to answer these urgent, contemporary questions.

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