Learning is a never-ending road of discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder. For many people, learning is the route to a job to support their family, or the skills to help them progress in their career. For others, it’s simply a passion for discovery. Whether it’s in the classroom, at home, or in the workplace, learning is the key to improving our life chances. That’s why Pearson is focussed on helping learners at every stage of the journey discover a love of learning that helps provide opportunities throughout their lives.

 We are the world’s learning company with more than 24 000 employees in nearly 70 countries, and we are on a mission to help people make progress in their lives through learning. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning at scale.

 We serve learners, teachers and employers worldwide; we work at every point of the learning journey, from preschool to the workplace. And because we know that for most of our learners, education and training are a means to an end – a job that supports them and their family – employability is the ultimate purpose of what we do.

“We work with educators and learners to continually improve our products and services, ensuring they have the most positive impact on learning.”

 Our dedication to creating positive social impact shapes everything we do, from our products and strategies to the way we engage with our millions of learners, partners and communities around the world.

B-BBEE partners share our passion and commitment to education

 We are fortunate to have found B-BBEE partners who share our passion and commitment to education and will enable us to continue to positively impact many thousands of learners across South Africa. Sphere Holdings is excited to be part of an enterprise whose key focus is on improving knowledge and education in South Africa. The relationship with Pearson South Africa aligns this imperative with their passion for delivering meaningful interventions for change.

For Pearson, providing great products and services is just the beginning. It’s important for us to know that they are working. Everything we do is driven by its measurable impact on learning outcomes. We call this efficacy.

In 2013, we announced our commitment to report publicly on our progress and make the results transparent. We were the first education company to make this commitment. By focusing on the efficacy of our products and services, we can see exactly how effective they are at producing successful outcomes for learners. This involves continually measuring, assessing and improving everything we do and putting the learner at the heart of our learning solutions. We work with educators and learners to continually improve our products and services, ensuring they have the most positive impact on learning. In this way, we’re able to deliver better education to more people – whatever, whenever, wherever and however they choose. Every day all over South Africa, our products and services help learning flourish. Because wherever learning flourishes, so do people.

This article was published in partnership with Media Xpose.

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