The non economic benefits of learning on personal, emotional and social life, including the impact on the health and well being of individuals, and the impact on levels of crime and social cohesion within communities and society as a whole.
Adult participation in lifelong learning, i.e. the percentage of the population aged 25-64 participating in education and training during the 4 weeks prior to the survey. (Note: This is a pragmatic definition for EU purposes, in relation to the EC benchmark as calculated by the Labour Force Survey; a full dictionary definition would be much wider, and definitions used in other surveys will differ).
A range of activities outside formal educational institutions designed to identify and attract non-learners, in order to encourage them to enrol in education and training programmes. (Note: see also ‘Hard to engage’).
A learning disorder manifested by difficulties with reading and writing which requires diagnostic assessment and specifically designed teaching and learning strategies.