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EAEA (European Association for the Education of Adults) has just published a new policy paper outlining the key principles of a life skills approach and its potential for increasing participation levels in adult learning.

“Life skills are building blocks of independence and self-efficacy. They are combinations of different capabilities that enable adults to become lifelong learners and to solve problems in order to live an independent life and participate in society.”

“The Life Skills for Europe project has found that life skills enable adults to become lifelong learners and to increase their social and civic engagement.”

The EAEA policy paper suggests three key principles that underpin a life skills approach: holistic perspective; learner-centred; and flexibility.

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