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LLL Interest Group meeting on the role of education for personal development

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lllinterest group_logoOn 16 February, the LLL Interest Group met to discuss “Personal development and well-being in learning” at the European Parliament. Chaired by MEP Sirpa Pietikainen (EPP, FI), the debate was opened with a presentation by Jean Gordon, Researcher in Educational Policy and on behalf of UEF-Learning4WellBeing. This thorough introduction unfolded into a dynamic exchange. Participants discussed the importance of peer and mutual learning, collaboration between the multi-faceted actors in education; all agreed that only a holistic approach to education can support personal development, key to the success of any educational endeavour. Yet in spite of us knowing what the keys to success are, barriers are incessently raised by all sides: educators, institutions, parents and sometimes even learners themselves. The meeting was followed by the LLLPlatform Working Group on the Wider Benefits of Learning, which dove in deeper into the decision-making process, thanks to valuable input by OECD representative Elena Tosseto.

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