LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY BASED ON THE STUDENTS’ VIEWS
Keywords:Higher education, Lifelong learning, Project-based learning
Higher education institutions need to integrate lifelong learning skills into their education objectives to prepare students for learning at university and working in business world. This study was conducted to investigate how project-based learning could help university students to acquire lifelong learning skills. The research was designed as a case study and the participants were composed of undergraduate students involved in a ten-week course activity during 2018-2019 academic year. The data collected through the notes taken during interviews, recorded discussions and a semi-structured survey form were analysed using the content analysing technique. The results of the analyses revealed that the participants found it engaging to develop a project about a social problem, and adopted a positive attitude towards project-based learning. The findings suggested that project-based learning might help students gain competencies to cope with real-life problems, and it was concluded that comprehensive studies were needed to explore the effect of project-based learning on fostering lifelong learning skills.