How do people continue to learn during their lifespan? What motivates them? How do they develop their talents? How do people collaborate in learning and innovating at their workplaces? What role do social media and (emerging) technologies such as Artificial Intelligence play? Worldwide, it is stressed that we need to continue learning, our lifelong. This minor offers an interdisciplinary set of courses about lifelong learning. Students gain insights from multiple scientific perspectives and learn to apply them in real world settings, thereby developing collaborative, design and consultancy skills.
Due to the situation surrounding the coronavirus this year's UvA Minormarket has been cancelled. In order to give you a better understanding of what the minor Lifelong learning in a changing societyr entails the minor coordinator Frank Cornelissen has recorded a short pitch. You can watch the recoding below.
The minor Lifelong learning in a changing society has a workload of 30 ECTS and starts in September. All five courses of the minor are offered in the first semester. The minor is taught in English. You can find the programme and detailed course descriptions in the UvA Study Guide.
Once you have decided to enrol for this minor, you'll need to do two things. Firstly, you must apply for admission to the minor. Subsequently, you need to register for the minor courses.
You need to register for all minor courses separately during the course registration period. You can find more information here .
People need to continue learning to be able to adapt to the rapid changes in today’s societies and economies. Fostering and supporting lifelong learning involves personal, organizational, societal and economic aspects. Understanding these different aspects and their complex interplay requires a diverse array of disciplinary approaches and theories. The multidisciplinary character of the minor will present students with approaches they will not encounter while enrolled in a monodisciplinary program and, as such, will challenge them to think across disciplinary borders and ideas.
The minor is formed around a nucleus of lecturers from psychology, economics and educational sciences, with guest lectures from other disciplines. The project course “Learning and innovating in organizations” is considered the backbone of the minor. In this course students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds work together in consultancy teams of a ‘pop-up’ consultancy firm on real questions from profit and non-profit organizations in the Amsterdam region.
For more information you can contact the minor coordinator Dr. Frank Cornelissen.
|Credits||30 ECTS, 1 semester|
|Language of instruction||English|