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Adult learning

Parent terms: Adult, Learning

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The processes by which adults learn and build on their existing knowledge and skills.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
The entire range of formal, non-formal and informal learning activities which are undertaken by adults after a break since leaving initial education and training, and which results in the acquisition of new knowledge and skills
Note: This includes university-level or higher education undertaken after a break (other than for deferred entry) since leaving initial education and training (Note: This is a pragmatic definition for EU purposes; a full dictionary definition would include all higher education)
Source: EU Commission AL 2010, Europe

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page date 2014-07-24

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