Lifelong learning

 

Emerald and SDGs
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN SDG 4 mission statement declares the importance of promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Lifelong learning can enhance our understanding of the world around us, provide us with more and better opportunities, and improve our quality of life.

Delve into our ‘lifelong learning’ mission to learn how, in partnership with some of our authors and experts from around the world, we have been exploring this subject, addressing issues such as: what forms lifelong learning can take, how we can encourage lifelong learning, and why it is so important.

We’re inviting authors to publish with us in the field of education, so if you are working on an article or would like to contribute a blog or commentary then we’d love to hear from you.

This mission is aligned with our Quality education for all goal

We will be attending the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) National Conference on 23 November 2022. Come and chat with our Emerald publishers at our exhibition stand.

Featured journals

Here we have highlighted our key journals that publish articles on the topic of lifelong learning. You can also search for a specific journal by subject area on our find a journal page.

If you want to speak to us about publishing an article in one of our journals, please get in touch.

 
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European Journal of Training and Development


Editors: Dr. Ronan Carbery & Professor Thomas N Garavan

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Education + Training


Editor: Professor Martin McCracken

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International Journal of Information and Learning Technology


Editor: Professor Glenn Hardaker

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Journal of Workplace Learning


Editors: Associate Professor Sara Cervai & Professor Tauno Kekäle

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Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning


Editor: Professor Tony Wall

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Industrial and Commercial Training


Editors: Dr Siham Lekchiri & Dr Adriano Solidoro

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The Learning Organization


Editor: Professor Nataša Rupčić

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Development and Learning in Organizations


Editor: Anne Gimson

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Calls for papers

We have a few special issues in the pipeline, have a look through these call outs by clicking through the cards.

The contribution of MOOCs to upskilling the labor force

Listen to Valentina Goglio, Assistant Professor at University of Turin, Italy, talk about her article with Sonia Bertolini on “The contribution of MOOCs to upskilling the labor force” and how it relates to lifelong learning.
 

Read the full article

Featured blogs

Read our latest blogs to find out some of our authors thoughts on lifelong learning.

 

What on earth is lifelong learning?


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Author: Professor Stuart Billingham

In this blog, Professor Stuart Billingham discusses the concept of 'lifelong learning' and how it differs from 'lifelong education'.

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Self-directed learning as a tool for lifelong learning


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Author: Dr Thomas Howard Morris, School of Education, Bath Spa University, England

Dr Thomas Howard Morris discusses how education needs to be set up to enable young people to confidently deal with rapid societal change.

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The use of social marketing to achieve quality education for all


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Author: Dr Celestin Mayombe, School of Professional Studies in Education, North-West University

Dr Celestin Mayombe discusses how social marketing efforts enhance the effectiveness of adult education and training programmes in reducing unemployment and poverty among disadvantaged community members.

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Aspire & inspiring: a quest for lifelong learning alternatives


Authors: Dr Heather Stewart and Associate Professor Deborah Delaney

New approaches to educational inequities are needed, especially for those who are vulnerable and have chronic learning challenges, which often result in long-term unemployment and the inability to break the negative cycle.

https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/opinion-and-blog/aspire-inspiring-a-ques…

Free book chapters

For a limited time only, these chapters are free access; the books can be purchased from our bookstore.

Browse our bookstore

 
European Journal of Training and Development

Foster employability and fight social exclusion through the development of lifelong learning (LLL) key-competences: reviewing twenty years of LLL policies

Andrea Ceschi, Marco Perini, Andrea Scalco, Monica Pentassuglia, Elisa Righetti, Beniamino Caputo

https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJTD-07-2019-0126/full/html
Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education

Learning environment, students' attitude and intention to enhance current knowledge in the context of choosing accounting career

Saarce Elsye Hatane, Felicia Jesslyn Setiono, Fannie Felita Setiawan, Hatane Semuel, Yenni Mangoting

https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JARHE-06-2019-0156/full/html
special issue

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning

Volume 10 Issue 4 - Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: Equality and Diversity Matter

Emerald Open Research policy documents

Explore these open access policy documents around the theme of lifelong learning.

 

Publish open access in our quality education for all gateway

Our quality education for all gateway sits on our open access platform, Emerald Open Research. The gateway allows research findings to be immediately shared across the world. All research published is openly available to read, download and share. 

Talk to us about your work

We really welcome insights not only from researchers but practitioners too about their work.

If you would like to contribute to the discussion, or you are working on research in areas related to lifelong learning, please let us know by filling in this form.

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