Foreword, J. J. M. Ritzen. Editors' preface. Part 1: Lifespan Development and Education. Learning for life: new ideas, new significance, A. C. Tuijnman & M. van der Kamp. Age, gender and learning in the lifespan, T. Schuller. Lifespan learning: developmental tasks and their management, P. G. Heymans. Ageing and learning: an agenda for the future, R. Hiemstra. Part 2: Capacity to Learn in the Lifespan. Fluid abilities and epistemic thinking: some prescriptions for adult education, D. F. Lohman & G. Scheurman. Fostering the acquisition and transfer of intellectual skills, E. de Corte. Practical intelligence, R. K. Wagner. Part 3: Skills Formation in the Work Place. Informal learning on the job, B. van Onna. Skills needed in the work place, J. Onstenk. Part 4: Learning to Learn in the Lifespan. Theories and principles of learning to learn, P. R-J. Simons. Implementing the learning to learn concept, R. M. Smith. Part 5: Implications for Policy and Practice. Effective adult learning, M. van der Kamp. Paradigm shifts in adult education, A. C. Tuijnman. Public intervention in adult education, J. Lowe. Learning for life: policy conclusions, W. Houtkoop & P. van den Dool. Notes on contributors. Index.