Lifelong learning as a means to transform mindsets: an education policy goal of PNG's Vision 2050

Lahui-Ako, Boe, and Anderson, Neil (2015) Lifelong learning as a means to transform mindsets: an education policy goal of PNG's Vision 2050. In: Alfred Deakin Research Institute Working Paper Series (47), pp. 18-33. From: Fourth Alfred Deakin Research Institute PNG Symposium, 15 September 2014 , Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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Lifelong learning recognises that learning takes place throughout life and in a range of situations. The Papua New Guinea (PNG) Vision 2050 policy document calls for a major transformation in the way Papua New Guineans think, interact with one another and do business now and into the future. It urges all government systems, institutions, the private sector and communities and all citizens to shift from a dependency and inadequacy (scarcity) mentality and adopt an independent and wealthy (abundance) mentality. Lifelong learning principles if taken seriously could effect the strategic changes aimed for in the PNG Vision 2050 in order to meet the technological, informational, social, political and economical challenges facing PNG today. This paper argues that changes need to be made in the PNG education system to encourage the use of lifelong learning as a policy goal in education to change the mindsets of its citizens.

Item ID: 39099
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-921745-48-5
ISSN: 1837-7440
Keywords: Papua New Guinea, lifelong learning; higher education; PNG policy
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Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 01:55
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 100%
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