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Next LLL Interest Group meeting on Education for personal development and wellbeing

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The next LLL Interest Group meeting will take place on 16 February 2016, at the European Parliament, on the topic of Education for personal development and wellbeing.

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Education is a lifelong empowerment process which leads to more fulfilled and empathic individuals. Personal development, creativity and well-being are key outcomes of the learning process. Innovative methods, enjoyable and inspirational environments and collaborative learning need to be further developed in a competence-based and a learner-centred approach. The synergy between education and culture and arts will also foster one’s creativity, imagination and appreciation for cultural diversity. This is crucial for reaching out to disadvantaged groups, for keeping learners on the learning pathway and to encourage a positive attitude to continue learning throughout one’s life.

Nevertheless, personal development and well-being seem difficult to frame at a policy level, probably because they are perceived as individual outcomes rather than social or economic ones. The UNESCO has possibly summarised it best as “learning to be” – to enable individuals to develop to their fullest potential psycho-socially, affectively as well as physically, for a all-round “complete person”.

At the next meeting of the Lifelong Learning Interest Group (LLL-IG), we will therefore discuss how to tackle a lack of general awareness about the benefits of personal development and well-being in education and how to advance this issue politically.

The event is organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform and EAEA. If you want to participate, please contact EAEA Policy Officer Tania Berman.

AGENDA

10.00 Welcome words

10.10 Presentation of the LLL-IG work plan for 2016-2017

10.20 Keynote speech: Jean Gordon, International Consultant on Lifelong Learning and Learning for Well-being

10.50 Input from different educational sectors

11.10 Debate

11.50 Closing remarks

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