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Last update : 22.02.2016


Process by which an individual assimilates information, ideas and values and thus acquires knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences.

Comment: learning occurs through personal reflection, reconstruction and social interaction. it may take place in formal, non-formal or informal settings.

Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"