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Lifelong Learning for All!

Katarina Florin 1 * , Elisabet Hedlund 1, Erika Åkerblom 1
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1 University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Educational Theory, SWEDEN* Corresponding Author
Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 4(2), June 2020, 35-39,
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This paper is a story about lifelong learning in a Swedish context. The need for lifelong learning is a recurring issue in the political discussions and media reporting. According to Delors, J. (1996), lifelong learning is a prerequisite for modern society. A common way to discuss lifelong learning is to make a difference between formal, informal and non-formal learning. According to Dunn, E. (2003), non-formal learning is about skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors that people acquire in their daily lives. We on the other hand believe that all kinds of learning always include the above concepts and that the discussion of lifelong learning is about creating certain subject. Our aim is to visualize desirable subjects through discourse analyze (Foucault, M. 1980). The empirical material consists of syllabus for a project at the University of Gävle in which individuals with intellectual disabilities are offered education at post-secondary level.


Florin, K., Hedlund, E., & Åkerblom, E. (2020). Lifelong Learning for All!. Mediterranean Journal of Social & Behavioral Research, 4(2), 35-39.


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