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Lifelong Learning / Continuing Professional Development

1. What does “lifelong learning” mean to you?

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development, but also competitiveness and employability. Lifelong learning is something that we all do, because when you stop using your brain, you start losing brain cells and become senile. I don't have to go to school to learn - I can learn by reading, watching TV, talking to people, and having hobbies. 2. How do industry leaders feel about self-directed continuing professional development? For facing the competitiveness in the market, the industry leaders need to be much updated. So the professional development is the key for performing their job. On the other hand, to cope up with the globalization, professional development is necessary to ensure sustainable competitiveness. So the industry leaders feel thirst for professional development.

3. Explain the importance of lifelong learning in an engineering or technology career in your case As a carrier, engineering and technology is very challenging. We need to face continuous challenge in terms of modernization and innovation. Engineering and technology is based on the new innovation. It is really required to be updated regularly for the engineers to apply their knowledge in their job field. So only, BS in engineering technology is not adequate for me to face the future challenge. 4. How do you plan to utilize it in your career? Include your motivation for lifelong learning. Without lifelong learning, career of an engineer is really very stagnant. And to face...
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