Lifelong Learning: A Critical Factor for Survival

Teresa Martín-Retortillo, IE University

Growing longevity puts us in front of a real possibility that many of us will live over 80, 90 and even 100 years. The world changes faster than ever and, in order to prosper, we have to learn how to face these changes and all the challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Not many people have heard about andragogy. Yet, this methods and principles, used in adult education, have over 200 years of history. Now, more than ever, adult education becomes not only more accesible, but critical for professional and personal development.

In this fast-changing environment, new technologies appear and disappear incredibly fast and oblige us to continuously learn and acquire new skill.

Industries and companies invest in new technological solutions every day and higher education is one of the fastest-changing field, influenced by the technological development.

Read more on what Teresa Martín-Retortillo, Executive President of Exponential Learning At IE Business School thinks about lifelong learning and continuous education and the role of technology in this field: