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How Innovations and Competence Development support Quality in Lifelong Learning

Stracke, Christian M.

This article discusses how to achieve the best appropriate learning quality as the core objective in learning, education and training by combining the three dimensions learning history, learning innovations and learning standards. Only their combination can ensure that learners' needs are met and that the best, appropriate learning opportunities with high learning quality are provided for. They have to address the societal changes by the Digital Age and to fit to the given situation in lifelong learning enabling long-term and sustainable improvement across education and training. The paradigm shift towards outcome orientation in learning and the introduction of competence development are identified as two main facilitators and supporters improving the quality in lifelong learning.

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