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The future of work and learning: In the age of the 4th industrial revolution

The “future” of work and learning is not looming in the distance, but a reality of the here and now. Lifelong learning is increasingly seen as the solution to the challenges presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including the rapid shifts in skills needed of the workforce and rise of automation. In practical terms however, lifelong learning as a concept is not well understood, nor is it obvious what an effective system of lifelong learning would actually look like at a national or international scale. This whitepaper shows it requires a multi-sided answer – from creating the learning opportunities to solving for access, cost, responsibility, and individual motivation. It requires a Learning-Integrated Life.