(2010) Learning Through Life: the implications for learning in later life of the NIACE Inquiry

in Discussion & Reports
Tom Schuller

The article discusses implications for learning in later life of the report 'Learning Through Life' (2009) of the independent Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning, established by the UK National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE). The article concerns itself with two pivotal recommendations: 1) lifelong learning policy should be based on a new lifecourse model with four key stages; 2) financial resources should be re-balance fairly and sensibly across these four life stages. It discusses these proposals, including new thinking about a curriculum for learning in the fourth stage (over 75 years).

International Journal of Education and Ageing, Vol.1, No. 1, 41-52, June 2010, ISSN: 2044-5458


Lifelong learning, Later life learning, Third age, Fourth age, Resources