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According to dictionary. com, lifelong learning is defined as:
“the provision or use of both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout people’s lives in order to foster the continuous development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfillment”
I believe being a lifelong learner means that you learn based on life experiences as well as through formal education such as school TAFE and University. As a teacher viewing each day as a learning opportunity and taking the time to learn how to incorporate new pedagogy and technology in the classroom; this allows you as a teacher to gain experience and become fluent with something that you have previously being hesitant to use. By being a teacher who see themselves as a lifelong learner, will have many benefits on the students in the classroom; as new technology gets introduced the teacher will be open to learning how they can incorporate it into to classroom. From personal experience I know the importance of being a lifelong learner. I have learnt a lot from experience that I have had working with children.
Dictionary.com (2003) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lifelong+learning