Lifelong Learning

Lifelong Learning is one of the six fields of study supported by the Nova Scotia PhD Program in Educational Studies.

The theme of Lifelong Learning engages researchers in critical, analytical explorations of learning processes over the life span in a wide range of social, institutional, cultural and curricular contexts beyond the formal public school setting. Stemming from adult education, scholars of lifelong learning investigate a range of learning contexts and issues including community and international development, citizenship, and cross-cultural learning.

The field of study of Lifelong Learning engages researchers in philosophical examinations of a range of alternate conceptualization of education and learning. The idea that learning should be supported and encouraged through the life course is the crux of this theme for doctoral research in educational studies.