Open Learning : The Concept for Modernizing School Education and Lifelong Learning through the Combination of Learning Innovations and Quality
Learning innovation and learning quality are very often addressed separately and solely. But in fact they are interdependent and have to be reflected both for achieving the best learning quality: This article discusses how to achieve the best appropriate learning quality as the core objective in learning, education and training by combining the three dimensions learning history, learning innovations and learning standards. Only their mix can ensure to meet the learners' needs and to provide the best and appropriate learning opportunities and learning quality: The Open Learning Concept is presented as combination of suitable open learning styles and open learning scenarios and adapted for school education and lifelong learning in the world of work. Open Learning aims at the right balance between learning innovation and quality for modernizing school education and lifelong learning fitting to the given situation and for a long-term and sustainable improvement across all sectors in learning, education and training, all communities, educational and training systems and societies in Europe and worldwide.