Back when Danny Van Assche (UNIZO) was still at school, there was a Latin saying above the board: “non scholae, sed vitae discimus” – we don’t learn for school, but for life. This beautifully illustrates the future of lifelong learning, according to the managing director of the business association, “A diploma only indicates that we have learned how to learn. All the rest comes after. I am positive that the necessary change of mentality for lifelong learning will also be effective. Digitalisation is forcing us to do so. We are already continuously learning.
The software programs we work with are constantly changing, so we learn to work with them. Even when we buy a new smartphone, or when a new Nintendo comes out, we learn to use it. So the mentality for lifelong learning is effectively already there. Younger generations are used to adapting to new changes.”