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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

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Random learning

Random learning can occur in everyday life. It is not an activity which is intentionally planned in advance and is not bound to special or specific places (e.g. classes) or to mediators (e.g. teachers). Random learning can be considered as a natural learning mechanism. Learners may often not be aware that they have learnt something. Note: In level 1, this is considered synonymous with ‘Informal learning’

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Roll on, roll off

Continuous provision which allows learners to start and finish learning programmes throughout the year, not one fixed year or term dates. 

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Returns to learning

Benefits that learners gain from learning. (Covers both economic returns and social returns).

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Retention

Keeping adults on educational courses