Importance of lifelong learning for the development of school teachers
The growing speed of new technologies and Globalization influences the needs to improve the personal skills and competence. Nowadays there are increasingly important basic skills in ever changing technological universe. Ability to learn and adapt to the new are needed new skills. Lifelong learning should be process of continuous learning that directed towards not only providing the individual needs, also that of the relevant community. It gives second changes to update basic skills and also offering learning opportunities at more advanced level. Learning opportunities throughout people’s lives in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfillment. Lifelong learning is the common umbrella under which all kinds of formal and informal and non-formal teaching and learning should be united. In 21st century, needed teaching skills are entirely different from the past. Present teachers should equip with various new technological teaching skills through in-service courses. This paper describes the need and benefits of lifelong learning for the professional development of 21st century teacher society.