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PDF: Author(s): Geintse L. A.,
Number of journal: 3(60) Date: August 2022

The relevance of the topic discussed in the article is due to the pressing issues that concern education systems around the world today, namely, the demands and requirements that come from modern society, to the formation of a person who is able to adapt to the modern realities of the world, who is able to quickly and effectively study and apply innovations and technologies that appear in different fields of science, engaged in self-development and self-education throughout their life. The purpose of the article is to review the historical and theoretical aspects of the concept of lifelong education. Based on the works of ancient thinkers and well-known modern researchers, taking into account the development of the modern world, the author summarizes the scientific material and formulates the concept of this notion. Using such research methods as analysis, comparison, systematization, generalization, we propose to consider lifelong adult education as a process of personal and professional development of a person throughout life based on the integrated use of the system of state and public institutions and programs in accordance with the needs of the individual and the demands of society. Thus, the leading idea of continuous adult education is the development of an individual as a person and as a professional. The activity of the individual in education and self-education, stimulating his interest in updating and obtaining new knowledge and competences through individualization in the choice of forms and methods of education and the integration of formal, non-formal and informal types of education — all this contributes to the creation of a competitive, self-confident and flexible to the new challenges modern man.


lifelong education, adult education, andragogy, andragogical and pedagogical models of teaching, non-formal and informal education, challenges of modern world, additional professional education, professional deficits, professional competences, personal development, soft skills

For citation:

Geintse L. A. Lifelong education for adults: its basement, development and theories. Business. Education. Law, 2022, no. 3, pp. 344—351. DOI: 10.25683/VOLBI.2022.60.326.