Published February 28, 2024 | Version v1
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Self-Empowerment Through Lifelong Learning and Social Inclusion: Exploring the Impact on Individual Empowerment



This paper assesses lifelong learning and its importance in terms of social inclusion as an educational phenomenon and as the interaction between education practices and social inclusion. The research argues that universal education, accessible to all and focuses mainly on poor and disadvantaged people, is fundamental in the fight against poverty and its promotion and the creation of wealth in the community. It also asserts that lifelong learning is the most critical component in this process. The main purpose of this systematic review is to examine the level of modern trends in lifelong education and its social inclusion role through experimental data, theoretical analysis, and the value judgements of public policy. The research presents a systematic review of articles published in peer-reviewed journals, reports, and policy analyses for 2019–2024. Through thematic analysis, the study identifies the principal topics signifying the social side of lifelong learning. The investigation reveals four main mechanisms, pedagogy and curricula, digital learning and storytelling, social capital, and building community and policy frameworks and strategies that should be used to promote lifelong learning and social inclusion. With these discoveries, it is clear that the inclusive diversity-based educational policies demanded must be implemented, and all teachers must be trained while digital technology is deployed to improve access and engagement. The research indicates that such components can be brought into the education system through collaborative work. This initiative may be used to formalise a lifelong learning paradigm that will be geared towards empowering individuals and creating social harmony.



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