The Lifelong Learning Experience

Cristina Gordon, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, USA
Published: May 12, 2019

Citation: Gordon, C. (2019). The Lifelong Learning Experience. IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences, 5(1).


Rooted on the theories of Experiential and Transformative Learning, the Lifelong Learning Experience complements the Experiential Learning Cycle, Transformative Learning and Accelerated Learning by combining their strengths and moving beyond life in the college classroom. The Lifelong Learning Experience explores the impact of classroom events on lifelong learning, an area rarely addressed within learning theories. An explanation of the Lifelong Learning Experience, the impact teachers have on future learning as well as the theoretical influences for the Experience are discussed.


lifelong learning, experiential learning, transformative learning, accelerated learning