SEAMEO WEBINAR AUGUST 11, 2020: “LIFELONG LEARNING AND LITERACY IN THE CHANGING WORLD”

SEAMEO WEBINAR AUGUST 11, 2020: “LIFELONG LEARNING AND LITERACY IN THE CHANGING WORLD”

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Don’t miss it! SEAMEO webinar in August with the theme Lifelong Learning and Literacy in the Changing World.

Lifelong learning is a form of self-initiated education that is focused on personal development. While there is no standardized definition of lifelong learning, it has generally been taken to refer to the learning that occurs outside of a formal educational institute, such as a school, university or corporate training.

Lifelong learning does not necessarily have to restrict itself to informal learning, however. It is best described as being voluntary with the purpose of achieving personal fulfillment. The means to achieve this could result in informal or formal education.

Whether pursuing personal interests and passions or chasing professional ambitions, lifelong learning can help us to achieve personal fulfillment and satisfaction.

It recognizes that humans have a natural drive to explore, learn and grow and encourages us to improve our own quality of life and sense of self-worth by paying attention to the ideas and goals that inspire us.

In order to succeed in modern life, your career, and improve your quality of life, it is vital to have good literacy skills. It is more than just being able to read, but rather how you use written information to function in modern society. We can all agree that being able to read and write effect our daily live in so many ways. It has an impact on the way we think, career progress and earning potential, and helps us to fit into our environment and social circles.

Literacy is helps us to communicate through reading and there is even a literacy day set aside by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) to help promote the importance of literacy.

Being able to communicate, read and write is a priority and the ultimate investment we can make for our future. The goal of Unesco and literacy day is to one promote literacy such that one day every child will have the ability to read and in turn be able to use these skills to gain independence and autonomy. Individual with good literacy skills are far more likely to find good paying job, earn a decent salary, and have access to training opportunities. On the other hand, individual with weak literacy skills are more likely to find themselves unemployed, and if they are employed, it probable that the jobs are low paying, offer poor hours or working conditions.

11 August 2020, 2-4 PM(GMT+7/Bangkok Time)

And watch us live streaming on YouTube at http://link.seameo.org/webinar/20200811

See you soon & stay tuned in SEAMEO Secretariat’s social media channels to get the updates info from us.

Register now at http://link.seameo.org/webinarreg/20200811

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