Mindsets for Lifelong Learning

  • Mellita Jones
  • Karen McLean


This chapter explores the concept of Lifelong Learning, which has been identified as one of the four tenets or themes in personalising learning. Now more than ever before in history does the work and lifestyle changes experienced by individuals warrant consideration of the lifespan of learning acquisition and the requirements for learners. Subsequently, in their teaching, teachers need to encompass flexibility, variable pathways and longer-term “mindsets” and understandings of learning and its implications for life and living. This chapter discusses the importance of Lifelong Learning in the twenty-first century where we are faced with a rapidly and ever-changing world. The importance of the notion of Lifelong Learning for teachers, and teacher educators in particular, is highlighted along with its links to personalising learning in pre-service teacher education to demonstrate how it is only as lifelong learners ourselves that we can continue to provide effective and relevant education to the following and future generations of children, youth and adults.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mellita Jones
    • 1
  • Karen McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Catholic UniversityBallaratAustralia

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