Regional Lifelong Learning System
The National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE)
NILE supports the development of a system to promote lifelong education, from the community to the provincial level, to provide the regional lifelong learning system to local residents in accordance with Articles 19 ~ 21 of the Lifelong Education Act.
Municipal/Provincial Institutes for Lifelong Education
These serve as central organizations of municipal/provincial lifelong education to measure residential needs and conduct policy research, to operate a lifelong learning information network and to promote community cooperation among regional educational institutions.
Lifelong learning cities
This is a movement to comprehensively reconstruct cities into learning communities. The end goal is to provide lifelong learning services to local residents with respect to regional development opportunities such as job creation.
Happy learning centers
Town/township/neighborhood happy learning centers are operated from local facilities in the community to provide residents with a convenient learning area.
The Best practices
Happy Eco-Village Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul
Recognized as a source of some of the best opportunities for lifelong learning, Eunpyeong-gu has continued to excel by recently developing a new concept they call the “Village Ecosystem.” A village ecosystem is a system in which the members of the community each act as a mentor to one another. In addition, the district is currently spearheading a wide range of projects under the banner of “Happy Eunpyeong, Nature-Friendly Eunpyeong and Everyone’s Eunpyeong.” Projects that are particularly eye-catching include the “Integrated Support Project for a New Start in 4050,” designed to help baby boomers find new jobs and open start new businesses.
Hanultari Saturday School, Gasato in Osan-si
Osan-si, a city located in Gyeonggi-do, is best known as being an “Innovative Education City.” Osan-si has focused on making a happier city by launching “Gasato,” a cooperative outreach program. Also known as “Hanultari Saturday School,” the program provides a variety of activities. The program promotes art to prevent school violence and bullying, and also develops cultural, art and sports programs for students from multi-cultural families.
Homerun by Learning, Home Learn in Gyeonggi-do
The e-learning program “Home Learn” is managed by the Gyeonggi-do provincial government to encourage the self-development of its residents. The name refers to at-home learning via online courses and encourages personal education for self-actualization and success, like hitting a home-run in baseball. The education is provided to any resident of Gyeonggi-do anytime and anywhere for free! The program offers courses on English conversation, certification preparation, a wide range of hobbies, and family-oriented topics. It targets over 12 million people living in the 31 cities and districts of Gyeonggi-do.