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Taking Lifelong Learning into church

NORTH CANTON Walsh’s Lifelong Learning Academy will offer free public lectures by Walsh faculty members and special guests to “enrich the mind and spirit” of local adults. In addition, participants may join the Lifelong Learning Academy for two tours of the classic music and art of local churches.

Two examples are “Pipes: Three Great Church Instruments” which will include organ demonstrations by the resident musicians, and “Panes: Inspirational Stained Glass,” a tour with a demonstration of stained glass art.

Read more: http://www.cantonrep.com/news/20180905/lifelong-learning-academy-events-to-include-church-visits

New approach to lifelong learning international

GENEVA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — A new approach to lifelong learning is needed for the future of work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) director general has said in a speech to education and employment ministers at a G20 meeting in Argentina, the ILO said Friday.

“We need to replenish skills throughout a working career, and this calls for revisiting the models and concepts of lifelong learning to create the future we want,” said Guy Ryder, the ILO chief.

Read more: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/08/c_137452859.htm

MSU opens new Lifelong Learning Center

by Deanna Watson, Wichita Falls Times Record News

Published 3:02 p.m. CT Sept. 12, 2018 | Updated 3:39 p.m. CT Sept. 12, 2018

More than 100 people gathered Wednesday at Midwestern State University’s new Lifelong Learning Center.

The Lifelong Learning Center, housed in the university-obtained property at 2527 Hampstead Lane, welcomes those interested in non-credited education in a classroom setting on a variety of subjects.

Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president of MSU Texas, welcomed those celebrating the grand opening with a short discussion on the center’s mission — a place for people over age 50 seeking further knowledge and discussion, not pursuing formal advanced degrees.

“A lifelong learning center is about more than taking classes,” the Fall 2018 course book states. “It is also about developing a community of older adults who want to socialize and discuss intellectual topics with peers outside of the classroom.”

Read more: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2018/09/12/msu-texas-new-lifelong-learning-center-officially-opens-doors/1282868002/

Teacher models lifelong learning for special ed classes

Nasa Cole, a Special Education teacher at East Avenue Middle School, embodies the idea of a teacher as a role model by continuing her own journey in learning and inspiring her students to regard their education as a skill to carry with them past the classroom.

She spent eight weeks of her summer break this year as an Ignited Fellow in the Lockheed Martin Military Space Business Unit in Sunnyvale. Read on…

https://patch.com/california/livermore/livermore-teacher-models-lifelong-learning

Lifelong learning applied to marriage

A contributor to the Alamosa News brings in a different aspect of “lifelong learning…”

Reminds me of an assignment I had when the editor, F.G. “Doc” Kirby, told me to interview a couple who had been wed for more than 55 years. I was going through a bitter divorce and he thought I could learn from them.

To him, every day was an opportunity to learn something new through experience. Doc was a great proponent of lifelong learning. I learned that when we were typing copy on wire service fanfold paper and sending it to the back to have someone else type it in and set it for printing.

I had written about a government meeting I had attended and did so in great detail, since the discussion seemed to be important to the public.

Doc, who stood more than six feet tall, put one end under his toe and stretched the copy upwards. It was longer than he was tall.

“Keerist! This is bigger than I am. Cut it down,” he said. “It should not be any taller than you are.”

Read the rest… https://alamosanews.com/article/native-writes-lifelong-learning

“CE just lost its voice” in Kentucky, says Ex. Dir.

Local Community Education programs across Kentucky will have less of a voice in state government following a recent move by Gov. Matt Bevin to abolish the state’s Council for Community Education, says Debi Wade Jordan, the leader of Bowling Green’s program.

“We’ve just lost our voice,” said Jordan, executive director of the local nonprofit.

Read both sides of move: https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/we-ve-just-lost-our-voice-community-education-leader-reacts/article_050e0c77-7c03-5685-878e-e714acc0e110.html

Education in a world where students never graduate

The push for lifelong learning is fueling competition from alternative providers, but colleges and universities have a secret weapon: the deep bond they form with students, which should lead to a lifelong relationship, Chris Dellarocas writes.

August 1, 2018

John Seely Brown, the former director of the legendary Xerox PARC laboratory, famously wrote in 2011 that the half-life of a skill is five years (and shrinking). This means that half of what we learn today will become obsolete five years from now. How are higher ed institutions dealing with this?

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/views/2018/08/01/role-university-world-where-students-never-graduate-opinion

From functional literacy to lifelong learning

”Our country must move on from universal functional literacy to skill development and lifelong learning,” said India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

According to Naidu, there is a glaring gap in world’s development — one-third population of the world is illiterate.

Read what they are proposing to do about it in India: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/our-country-must-move-on-from-functional-literacy-to-lifelong-learning-venkaiah-naidu-1301502-2018-07-31

Company culture emphasizes lifelong learning

Always learn.

That’s a key aspect of the culture at Sarasota-based S-One Holdings Corp. Employees now have access to over 3,000 courses through the online platform Udemy. The company pays for licenses for employees as a way to encourage constant learning. S-One also hosts in-person classes at its Sarasota office.

Read why the company believes that is a good thing… https://www.businessobserverfl.com/article/s-one-holding-sarasota-continuing-education-learning

The importance of lifelong learning

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”

That saying is attributed to Albert Einstein, and still holds true today.

For eons, people have been reading to learn, attending lectures and presentations, going to museums, art shows, musical presentations, so on and so on. With the advent of online learning, there is now no reason to stop learning new things throughout life.

Dr. Tod Kline, superintendent of the Waynesboro Area School District, gives his reasons on the importance of lifelong learning in this day and age. Published in The Record Herald.

Read entire article here: http://www.therecordherald.com/news/20180727/klines-korner-importance-of-lifelong-learning