Learning

DEFINITION 1: 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.

HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/publications/13125.aspx

DEFINITION 2: Individual acquisition or modification of information, knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values, skills, competencies or behaviours through experience, practice, study or instruction.
SOURCE: UIS Glossary, UIS-UNESCO 

HYPERLINK: http://uis.unesco.org/en/glossary

RELATED TERMS: formal learning, informal learning, learning outcomes

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