The challenges of Lifelong Learning
Updated: Nov 10, 2020
Job roles within companies and business are ever evolving and changing. Therefore it is important to keep up-to-date with changes by learning new skills or improving on existing skills that people have. Lifelong learning is about a person learning new knowledge, understanding and skills throughout their life and not accepting that learning is something that only happens at school rather, learning happens throughout your whole life.
What are the challenges of Lifelong learning?
Lifelong learning can be expensive - usually you have to pay for the course out of your own money if you want to develop your knowledge or gain more qualifications.
Lifelong learning can be time consuming and take up a lot of time to complete assessments and courses. This may be difficult, particularly if the individual is still working full time and has a young family.
Participating in lifelong learning may mean that the person may lose out on family time and social engagements trying to study, attend courses and meet deadlines.
Lifelong learning can be exhausting and the person may feel disappointed if new skills and qualifications do not lead to promotion or opportunities for promotion.
Sometimes if a person has done a lot of lifelong learning, they could become overqualified and so may find getting a job difficult.