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Lifelong learning has become an imperative for people living in the 21st century. This CDTL Brief on Lifelong Learning discusses various issues on the subject and why it is a necessity for self-preservation and survival.

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August 2005, Vol. 8, No. 5 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Lifelong Learning and the Virtual University
Associate Professor Daphne Pan
Director, CDTL
Learning did not begin at school and it should not end there. Living in the twenty-first century requires us to constantly update our knowledge and develop new skills to keep up with a rapidly changing environment. Continue reading


Lifelong Learning: Continuous 'Nourishment' for the Mind
Professor Matthew Gwee
Department of Pharmacology & Medical Education Unit
Associate Director, CDTL
The notion that learning should be lifelong is not new. According to Henry Ford, continuous learning, and not the real age of a person, is necessary to "keep [the] mind young". However, the need for lifelong learning has gained much greater prominence in more recent years. Continue reading


Lifelong Learning and the Study of Cell Biology
Dr Tang Bor Luen & Dr Yeong Foong May
Department of Biochemistry
When we were undergraduates, cells seemed much less complicated than they are now. In reality the subject was not any simpler 10-15 years ago, but the burst of knowledge in recent years has made the current image of cells more sophisticated. Continue reading


Lifelong Learning: The New Imperative for Living in the 21st Century
Mr Koh How Eng Teo Siok Tuan
Director, NUS Extension Publications Officer, CDTL
Like most North Americans, Japanese and North Europeans retirees, the post-war baby boomers in Singapore retiring from the workforce in 20-30 years are of relatively good health and mentally active. Continue reading