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The learner as a client

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conference contribution
posted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by E Sedibe
Institutions of higher learning such as universities and Technikon's are primarily dedicated to learning and the furtherance of understanding. These institutions have as their client, a community of learners (students). A community of learners therefore refers to the way in which education, research, human relations, curriculum development, academic support services programmes, administration and development attended to and managed within a framework of learning and the willingness to learn. Academic staff, students, administrative and professional staff and management all play their part in enhancing the learning community. The behaviour of such a community is based on principles and guidelines determined by productive learning. Examples include: respect for another's view, candour and expectancy of candour, careful listing, postponing judgement, open-mindedness, flexibility and persistence. Learner diversity thus is addressed from an academic viewpoint, implying that this phenomenon (learners diversity) can be accommodated through participative, purposeful and proactive cultivation of a community of learners.


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International Lifelong Learning Conference : papers from the 2nd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 16-19 June 2002.

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Yeppoon, Qld.


Central Queensland University

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Rockhampton, Qld.

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External Author Affiliations

Central Queensland University; Central University of Technology, Free State;

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Name of Conference

Lifelong Learning Conference