Recently, lifelong learning has been essential in knowledge-based economy and learning society. Thai laws and policies indicated lifelong learning was one of the ways to sustain community development.Thus the non-formal educators had to acquire knowledge and skill by self-development in lifelong learning management. The purpose of this study was to find the main components of Self-development program to enhance educators' potential in lifelong learning management. The design of this research was qualitative study, which was triangulated by systematic reviewing,best lifelong learning management center observation, key person interviewing. The findings were self-development consisted of 1)design to learn 2)self-diagnosis 3)set goal 4)finding appropriate resources 5)recruit of other people 6)attempt to do 7)self-evaluate and lifelong learning management of Thai non-formal educators comprised of services, fundamental education, career and life education, society and community development, Thai wisdom conservation. The process should start from social capital and Thai wisdom. Self-development may be Thai wisdom application such as meditation and inside self-seeing. In conclusion, there were 7 main components of Self-development in lifelong learning management, which should start from social capital and Thai wisdom led to human, monetary capitals and resources using as necessary. That meant sustainable development and reciprocity between self-development and lifelong learning management especially Thai wisdom.
Lawaporn Sugiyama, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Wirathep Pathumcharoenwattana, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Somboon Burasirirak, Center for Educational Technology, Thailand
Stream: Adult and lifelong learning
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