Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(12A), pp. 19 - 25
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051304
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Investigation of the Lifelong Learning Tendency of College Students

Hamit Aksoy 1,*, Hasan Erbay 2, Hakan Kör 1, Melih Engin 3
1 Department of Computer Technologies, Sungurlu Vocational School, Hitit University, Turkey
2 Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kırıkkale University, Turkey
3 Department of Management Information Systems, İnegöl Faculty of Business, Uludağ University, Turkey


The concept of 'lifelong learning (LLL)' has emerged because of the necessity of renewing earlier and immemorial information in time. LLL is involved in a various kind of international foundations' works. European Union is perceived as more efficient in comparison with international companies in terms of lifelong learning practices. European Commission defines the lifelong learning as not only knowledge and aptitude, but also a beneficial opportunity in order to survive individual, social and economic life or in every single field of learning skills and activities. The important place of lifelong learning in the world is utilized to identify the tendency of exact learning levels. In this study, 'Lifelong Learning Tendency Scale' has been enforced as survey to students who studied in different departments for 2016-2017 Spring year. There were 148 vocational school students from 5 different departments. In this study, 4 sub-categories has been determined as motivation, perseverance, the absence of organizing learning and the absence of curious with the demographic information of participants. According to the scale results which was carried out on 5 different departments, it was received that while the highest score of lifelong learning tendency was considered as management, the lowest score was agreed as computer programming.

Lifelong Learning, Motivation, Organizing Learning, Perseverance, the Absence of Curious

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[1] Hamit Aksoy , Hasan Erbay , Hakan Kör , Melih Engin , "Investigation of the Lifelong Learning Tendency of College Students," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 5, No. 12A, pp. 19 - 25, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051304.

(b). APA Format:
Hamit Aksoy , Hasan Erbay , Hakan Kör , Melih Engin (2017). Investigation of the Lifelong Learning Tendency of College Students. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 5(12A), 19 - 25. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051304.