DEFINITION: A process by which an individual assimilates information, ideas and values and thus acquires knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences.
COMMENT: Learning occurs through personal reflection, reconstruction and social interaction. Learning may take place in formal, non-formal or informal settings.
Source: Cedefop, 2004; European Commission, 2006a.
SOURCE: Terminology of European education and training policy-a selection of 100 key terms. CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.
RELATED TERMS: formal learning, informal learning, learning outcomes