To foster lifelong learning means to impart a passion for learning to all your kids. You’ll inspire them and challenge them, exasperate them, and ultimately open their eyes. You can provide sound classroom wisdom for them right now and every day. Explore the 7 pillars below and provide a foundation for lifelong learning.
The first is Ask essential questions.
Read more to understand all 7 ways: https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/7-best-ways-foster-lifelong-learning
Of course, universities are hubs for lifelong learning, it is what they have always been although they would call it something different – research, perhaps? But that is probably not what the concept of “lifelong learning” stands for.
Read opinion from Erasmus Salon: https://www.coimbra-group.eu/erasmus-salon-are-universities-a-hub-for-lifelong-learning/
“We had parents doing a workshop with Doctor Laughton from John’s Hopkins University, equipping our parents with strategies to help their kids succeed. Our success mentors were in an orientation so that they can be matched with a student in the city to help support our student success here in the Flint area,” said Kerry Downs of the Flint Community Education Initiative.
Writing for Big Think, Kevin Dickinson identifies six habits that successful lifelong learners use to achieve their goals.
How many do you do?
For retirees who find themselves with time on their hands and a willingness to learn, taking classes or even going back to school full time may be an appealing option. Colleges and universities are meeting that demand with everything from dedicated lifelong learning programs to on campus living arrangements.
There’s a new move in schools where theaters are working with schools, not just to teach arts but also core subjects.
Read how here: https://www.crainscleveland.com/scott-suttell-blog/when-theaters-set-stage-lifelong-learning
A thoughtful essay on the role of lifelong learning in raising children.
By Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll in Reclaiming the Public Square.
Read article: http://www.messenger-inquirer.com/features/religion_and_values/lifelong-learning-is-not-optional/article_c25e6519-6931-557e-9211-3dc10d56f4bf.html
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
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