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.

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

RELATED TERMS: formal learning, informal learning, learning outcomes

© European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This Website reflects only the views of EQAVET and the Commission cannot be help responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Designed and developed by Arekibo