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Strategies and challenges in promoting lifelong learning in higher education – the case of China

  • July 2021

The following document is part of a collection of papers that build on the UIL report Embracing a Culture of Lifelong Learning.

In view of rapid information technology development, promoting lifelong learning has become a compelling obligation of higher education. Taking the example of China, the paper by Sunny X. Niu and Heqing Liu proposes several strategies to rejuvenate teaching in higher education. These include revisiting the purpose of education, helping individuals to personalize ‘what to learn’, encouraging faculty members to be lifelong learners, looking at higher education admission selections, and cooperating with employers to update curriculum design. To implement these strategies, the paper identifies two main challenges that higher education needs to overcome.

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  • Author/Editor: Niu, Sunny Xinchun; Liu, Heqing
  • Embracing a culture of lifelong learning: Strategies and challenges in promoting lifelong learning in higher education – the case of China
  • UNESCO - 2021
  • Available in: English