Have you ever heard of the 70:20:10 model when discussing learning?

The model indicates that 70 % of learning comes from on-the-job experiences, 20 % from informal learning and 10 % from formal education and courses. If only 10 % of the learning in organisations is achieved by formal courses and studies, what is the role of the education sector? Glenn Ruud, Global Learning and Development Director at Wilhelmsen, will talk about his experience with the  70:20:10 model, and he will challenge the educational sector through his key note presentation on the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit in February. 

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Audrey Azoulay

Audrey Azoulay  is the Director-General of UNESCO, and will held the closing keynote at the conference, addressing the way forward to achieving lifelong learning for all. Azoulay is a graduate of France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration and of the Paris Institut d’Etudes Politiques, she holds a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Lancaster (UK). Having worked in the sector of culture since the start of her professional career, Audrey Azoulay has notably focused on the funding of French public broadcasting and on the reform and modernization of France’s film support system. She has also served the European Commission providing her expertise on issues concerning culture and communication. With a longstanding commitment in favour of intercultural and intergenerational dialogue to advance education for all and the dissemination of scientific and cultural knowledge, she is determined to maintain this commitment as the head of UNESCO. According to Audrey Azoulay, “none of the major challenges facing the world today can be met by any one country on its own without relying on the fundamental pillars of science, education and culture. Thus, UNESCO can and must fully participate in a world order based on multilateralism and humanist values.”

Asha Kanwar, Commonwealth of Learning, is a key note speaker at the Lillehammer Conference

Asha Kanwar, President & CEO Commonwealth of Learning will be one of the key note speakers at the conference. She will address the topic “Achieving Lifelong Learning for All: How far have we come and what next?”.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) position lifelong learning as a key component in the blueprint for achieving peace and prosperity by 2030. Three years into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, governments have made important strides toward achieving SDG4, which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all’. It is an ambitious goal that covers the entire spectrum of formal, non-formal and informal learning and explicitly focuses on quality, equity and including people with disabilities. Despite the significant progress made by governments, there is still a lack of conceptual clarity about what lifelong learning means, how it can be achieved and how it will be measured. This presentation provides an overview of progress toward SDG4 at a global level, highlighting the status of lifelong learning in five regions of the world. Specific countries include Australia, Malta, Singapore, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago. What are the strategies, challenges and best practices that can be drawn from their specific experiences?  The lessons learned have implications for policy and practice at a global level. Current trends indicate that the targets listed in SDG 4 will not be met by 2030. There is a pressing need for a paradigm shift where open, distance and technology enabled approaches will have a key role to play if lifelong learning opportunities for all are to become a concrete reality.