'Journal of Lifelong Learning Society'(JLLS), published by the Institute of Distance Education at Korea National Open University, is an academic journal which explores the overall theories and practices including ideologies and philosophies, educational structures and policies, educational methods and strategies related to lifelong learning and learning society, in order to contribute to facilitating new developments and exchanges and further to realizing a lifelong learning society. JLLS not only incorporates fields including lifelong education, higher education for adults, distance education and educational technology, but also comprehensively deals with general pedagogy deliverables that suggest theoretical and practical arguments regarding the visions, ideologies, systems and policies of lifelong learning and learning society in the fields of vocational training for adults, education for the disabled and multi-cultures, educational psychology, human resource development and others.
This study explores the ‘development process of contradiction’ and the aspects of ‘generative collective learning’ driving the group change. To achieve this goals,this study explored the aspects of collective learning in which the group itself changes its structure and form in order to adapt to the change of context. Through this, this study attempted to clarify that collective learning played a role in defining the group’s own way of being, beyond learning activities in a narrow sense. In accordance with this purpose, the ethnography was conducted on the process of group change process of the journalist group in newspaper A. The findings are as follows: The contradiction structured within the group as the context changed acted as a driving force for group change, and the generative collective learning that emerged in the process of recognizing and overcoming the contradiction in the group qualitatively restructured the group. I found such generative collective learning was a process of organizational, communicative, and systematic changes in which the group undergoes emergent evolution.
The purpose of this study is to explore the characteristics and meaning of the learning experiences of middle-aged women participating in consumer cooperative activities. For that purpose, thirteen female participants female activists who have been involved in iCOOP cooperatives for more than three years were selected as research subjects and the qualitative research was conducted. As a result of study, four themes of implicative propositions were derived. The first theme is that Middle-aged women face a crisis due to conflicts in the opportunity to create a transformative meaning of life. The second theme is that Middle-aged women develop flexible coping skills to overcome conflict experiences. The third theme is that Middle-aged women lead the transformative meaning of awareness improvement and behavior change. The fourth theme is that Middle-aged women build her self-directed will to promote her learning experience. Based on these results, this study suggests several directions for co-op activities in the perspective of Lifism.
The study aims to analyze rapid changes in university education and prepare for the future educational environment. The research results of selecting six universities participating in the project, collecting data, and conducting interviews. First, the university has established a staff and organization dedicated to distance education as attempts to secure expertise and proactively respond to changes. Second, the learning disabilities of adult learners in distance education differed depending on digital literacy, so universities made efforts to carefully manage manuals and SNS. Third, quality management of classes varied depending on adult learners’ needs, regions, teaching methods, and the university was under efforts to improve the quality of learning contents in various ways, including teaching training and teaching method contests. At a time when the function of lifelong education and generalization of universities is important, distance education is very useful in that it can provide customized education required for adult learners. In order to prepare for future education in the digital transformation, it is necessary to continue research on the academic management of distance education.