LBL is relevant to anyone interested in ensuring that children of all ages – from early child through to university and beyond – are receiving an education that prepares them for life: parents, home-schoolers, teachers and educationists.
Parents can have a stake in LBL as they look for a better life for their children:
Home-schoolers can have a stake in LBL as they have chosen, for a variety of reasons, to educate their children at home instead of sending them to a traditional school.
Educationists can have a stake in LBL, eager to develop children’s learning that meets their needs as adults in the society and environment of their country.
Teachers in schools can benefit children by providing individual learning initiatives to compensate for the restrictive traditional subject learning approach promulgated by so many governments across so many countries.
Whole-school teaching teams can benefit their pupils by working collaboratively to follow the LBL approach within the constraints placed on them by the authorities in that country.
Changemakers from all walks of life can see and take an interest in LBL connections to their work and life interests.
Life-Based Learning draws on the expertise and experience of people engaged in aspects of life-based learning. in their work and/or of personal interest.
Many changemakers are directly involved in promoting aspects of life-based learning for uptake by children in traditional school settings by, for example, working with teaching staffs of schools.
Some are working directly with parents, experts in their own fields of enquiry. Others are bringing new ideas and initiatives to the adult world of work and employment. And others have knowledge in their fields of expertise to enrich the Life-Based Learning approach.