You need to read this:
"Learning to learn is a diffuse and complex concept, with different aspects emphasised in different contexts. It is a global phenomenon with similar ideas about learning to learn articulated around the globe. The common features associated with the idea are those of lifelong learning to ensure economic competitiveness, as well as expressing some dissatisfaction with aspects of the current education system in terms of its appropriateness for contemporary society and culture."
It is an excerpt from a paper written by Professor Steven Higgins, Durham University (May 2009) and the papaer can be found here.
What resonates with me about this paper is that the acknowledgement of context looks to play a significant part in the understanding of motivation to learn. I have formed a view that ecology, context and belief systems need alignment for an individual to become cognisant of the need to invest time in their won learning and I will write more on this in the future.
In the meantime enjoy this article from Steven Higgins.....