Research and analysis

Skills and lifelong learning: attitudes towards learning

Report examining the factors that influence attitudes towards learning in adults.



Review of adult participation in learning across the life course. It explores:

  • the importance of learning during adulthood
  • the shared characteristics of adults who choose to participate in learning
  • the factors and attitudes that effect an adult’s willingness to learn
  • how to maximise adults’ participation in learning

It was commissioned as part of the Foresight Future of skills and lifelong learning project.

Published 15 March 2017