Academic Procrastination – One of the Barriers in Lifelong Learning

  • Silvia Barnová DTI University, Ul. Sládkovičova 533/20, 018 41 Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia
  • Slávka Krásna DTI University, Ul. Sládkovičova 533/20, 018 41 Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia

Abstract

In the presented paper, the authors deal with the topical issues of lifelong learning with a special focus on academic procrastination as one of its barriers. Lifelong learning belongs to the priorities of the European Union. According to the European Commission and EU Member States, it can be defined as such purposeful learning activities which lead to improving individuals’ knowledge, skills and competences at any stage of their lives. It can be realized in the framework of formal and non-formal education, as well as informal learning. The authors of the paper pay special attention to academic procrastination in formal and non-formal learning environments, which is – as being a form of escape – an ineffective learning strategy and can be considered among the significant barriers in lifelong learning.
Veröffentlicht
2018-12-03
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Research Article