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May 5, 2022

Why the World Needs Lifelong Learners

The teaching staff and administrators at St. Andrews International School, Green Valley are committed to inspiring every child in our care to become a lifelong learner. We believe there is a great importance in imparting to children a desire to continue to learn throughout life, and not just during their school years. After all, many jobs of the future, and the careers our children will embark upon after time within the education system, have not even been invented yet.

At Green Valley we constantly strive to provide our students with the skills they need to always continue to learn so that they are able to adapt and evolve with the ever changing world around them. At Green Valley students learn to be self motivated in the ongoing pursuit of knowledge so that they will succeed not only during their years of education, but also in their personal lives and future employment. 

Open-minded and always striving for new learning, skills and techniques, our teachers work with their students to make new discoveries and form connections across disciplines with active, collaborative learning

Andrew Harrison – Head of School

The power of lifelong learning for children ensures that they will be provided with better opportunities and thus always have the ability to improve the quality of their life. For the individual lifelong learning will bring positive developments both personally and professionally, but this also applies to local and global communities too.

From the smallest most introspective selfish point of view, to the largest possible international perspective, there are significant reasons why the world needs lifelong learners. Research and studies have shown that lifelong learning helps not only individuals but governments, business industries and the planet too. 

Benefits of lifelong learning for: the individual

With learning comes individual development which is good for confidence, positivity and general wellbeing – all of which helps to enrich quality of life and extend your lifespan!

Continued learning also increases creativity and problem solving, attributes that are essential to address the challenges of the ever changing world of business. Every individual will find the skills required via lifelong learning to be beneficial when navigating their way through employment and the general workplace.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom

– Socrates

Benefits of lifelong learning for: business

Lifelong learning is only good news for business too. When companies invest in employees to develop their skills and knowledge – they see a return in a multitude of ways: improved workforce, better teamwork, happier staff and a more productive workplace.

Benefits of lifelong learning for: government & economy

Lifelong learning is essential for economic growth as it ensures that people can learn new skills, keep pace with advancements in technology, and adapt as the business world evolves and progresses around them.

Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment

Benefits of lifelong learning for: community & planet

The more you learn, the more you grow and develop an understanding and a desire to help others, both in your local community, and across the globe. When learning helps our understanding of the world around us, and the problems that the population faces on a daily basis, we can all then help to make the earth a better place for everyone. Since the arrival of Covid 19 and the pandemic, this collective learning is now needed more than ever.

So if it’s good for our well-being, our wallet, the people around us and the planet, it’s just common sense that we should all continue to remain lifelong learners, after we finish our school education.

Lifelong learners get the best start at school!

Individuals who find it easy to continue learning throughout their adult life, are often students that experienced inquiry-based learning during their school years or throughout higher education. St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, located near Pattaya in Thailand, provides children of 2-18 years with an all-round education taught using inquiry-based learning practices. 

To find out more about St. Andrews International School, Green Valley and its education programme, contact:

+66 92 174 5999 (Admissions)