Why is Lifelong Learning Important to Career Advancement?
"The people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their lives and work will be drivers of our society for the indefinite future." The Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote those wise words in the fifth century BC. And today, they are as true as ever. Large-scale market and societal disrupters like COVID-19 and climate change have created a unique set of challenges that require agile professionals with a new set of skills and a commitment to continuous improvement. In other words, learning is no longer contained in the classroom. Instead, it's an ongoing endeavor that should be a central part of our personal and professional lives. Here's a look at why lifelong learning is key to professional success and one innovative school that has fully embraced the future of education.
After graduating with a degree in English literature and creative writing, Ashley worked as a bartender, insurance broker, and teacher. He became a full-time freelance writer in 2016. He lives and writes in Manchester, England.