Let the learners take the lead for their lifelong learning journey

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


This chapter is centered on the importance of letting learners take the lead in their lifelong educational journey, meeting the challenges that they encounter. Additionally, the chapter focuses on new modes of learning in the digital era. The role transfers and professional development of managers, leaders, and academics are discussed, as well as the need for the development of digital academic scholarship. The chapter also highlights the inappropriateness of the traditional top-down approach in the educational system in favor of rhizomatic pathways. Further discussion is needed about what open education means in terms of equity, inclusiveness, and access, with particular regard to letting learners take the lead and orchestrate their own learning.


  • Ebba Ossiannilsson
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Educational Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781522508939
ISBN (Print)9781522508922
StatePublished - 2016 Aug 18
Publication categoryResearch