Glossary of continuous learning
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland commissioned the Finnish Terminology Centre for a terminology project in 2020. The purpose of the project was to harmonise and provide definitions for concepts related to continuous learning. Expert feedback on the draft glossary was requested from interest groups at the end of the first phase of the project in 2021.
By the request of the Ministry of Education and Culture the terminology work continued in spring 2023 as part of a programme focusing on the digitalisation of continuous learning (Jatkuvan oppimisen digitalisaatio, 2021–2025) which is funded by the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Facility (NextGenerationEU). Experts from both educational and employment administration continue working in the project. The concepts are first given terms and concept descriptions in Finnish and later equivalents in English and Swedish.
The glossary of continuous learning is being worked on by using methods of terminology work. These methods allow for elaborating definitions and term recommendations which reflect the underlying concept system. This, in turn, helps terminology users to understand differences and relations between the concepts.
The terminology work will be carried out by a terminologist of the Finnish Terminology Centre in close collaboration with subject field experts from the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. The terminology will be ready in spring 2025.