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Learning


6 definitions, 58 child terms

The individual acquisition or modification of information, knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values, skills, competencies or behaviours through experience, practice, study or instruction.
Source: UNESCO UIS 2013, Global
A process by which an individual assimilates information, ideas and values and thus acquires knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
The acquisition of knowledge, understanding, values, skills, competence and/or experience.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
The process of acquiring and internalising a body of knowledge and/or a repertoire of skills and/or a set of behaviours, either through the experience of work and leisure or through an organised system of institutional learning through teaching and training.
Source: Ministry of Labour 2005, Jordan
The acquisition and mastery of knowledge, skills and competences through non-formal or formal, public or private, provided online, or in communities and life situations such as intergenerational, peer-based and self-directed learning. (Comment: this understanding of learning is directly influenced by the notion of lifelong learning)
Source: UNESCO 2015, Global
Knowledge is central to any discussion of learning and may be understood as the way in which individuals and societies apply meaning to experience. It can therefore be seen broadly as the information, understanding, skills, values and attitudes acquired through learning. As such, knowledge is linked inextricably to the cultural, social, environmental and institutional contexts in which it is created and reproduced.

Learning is understood here to be the process of acquiring such knowledge. It is both a process and the result of that process; a means, as well as an end; an individual practice as well as a collective endeavour. Learning is multifaceted reality defined by the context. What knowledge is acuiqred and why where, when and how it is used represent fundamental questions for the development of individuals and societies alike.
Source: UNESCO (Rethinking Education) 2015, Global

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