Lifelong learning of adults for sustainable development and digital breakthrough (2021–2023)
|Project||Lifelong learning of adults for sustainable development and digital breakthrough – LLL breakthrough|
|Time period||1st September 2021 – 31st August 2023|
|Financed by||Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and Ministry of Education, Science and Sport (Slovenia)|
|Partners||University of Primorska, Faculty of Education – coordinator|
Slovenian Institute for Adult Education – SIAE
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Public Administration
|Contact||Dr Petra Javrh|
T: +386 1 5842 572
The target research project (referred to the Slovenian abbreviation of CRP) answers the question about the state and factors that promote lifelong learning (LLL).
The aim of the project is to examine newer theoretical models of lifelong learning with an emphasis on sustainable development and digital breakthrough.
From a theoretical point of view, we are interested in systemic factors and environmental factors that affect the decline in adult participation in LLL. From the point of view of the models, we are looking at how well they also meet the needs of sustainable development and digital breakthrough. In the project, we connect the theoretical models of LLL with the practical application of the original integrated model of LLL for companies. In practice, we will apply the created model of LLL and carry out its evaluation – which will answer the question of how much the model meets the actual needs of practice in a broader sense.
In Slovenia, according to the results of international indicators, we are faced with the problem of a large group of insufficiently functionally literate adults who do not have enough opportunities to develop their competences. According to the measurements of the “Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies” (PIAAC) research, it was found that too large a group of adults in the working age have poorly developed skills for solving problems in a technologically demanding environment. The unfavorable position of the described segment of the population strongly inhibits social development. An additional challenge for Slovenia is the aging of the population and the decline in skills among the elderly.
The project is interdisciplinary, so more than ten researchers from four faculties and SIAE participate in it. The latter is the carrier of several parts of the project. So far, an important review of the state of LLL in Slovenia has already been carried out. The material is published in our Digital Library under the title The diversity of the state of lifelong learning in Slovenia by region in terms of problem-solving skills in technologically rich environments (Raznolikost stanja vseživljenjskega učenja v Sloveniji po regijah glede na spretnosti reševanja problemov v tehnološko bogatih okoljih).
Various activities take place within the project:
1) analysis of the state of lifelong learning in Slovenia from an international comparative point of view, with an emphasis on sustainable development and digital breakthrough,
2) analysis of the diversity of the state of lifelong learning in Slovenia by region,
3) identification and analysis of factors for strengthening lifelong learning at the micro, meso and macro levels with a proposal for strengthening instruments,
4) analysis of existing models of vocational training in the international context and development of a holistic model of vocational training in Slovenia, with an emphasis on strengthening participation in adult education and vocational training,
5) application of the holistic model of LLL in the selected company to promote the development of problem-solving skills in technologically rich environments and reduce the digital gap, especially for vulnerable groups of adults with proposals for innovative andragogic strategies,
6) dissemination and transfer of knowledge into practice.
The results of the project are designed in such a way that they can be transferred into practice to different end users at different levels. An analysis of theoretical starting points and an analysis of LLL will be prepared in relation to solving problems in technologically rich environments by region in Slovenia.
Among the more important expected results are
- the application of a holistic model of LLL in the company based on the analysis of data from field research,
- publication of a scientific monograph and
- dissemination of findings in the scientific and professional community.
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