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English over the web

A Texas woman is teaching English as a second language to Chinese school children via the internet, making real connections around the globe.

This is another refutation of the predicted demise of lifelong learning in the internet age. Quite the opposite. Read more…

https://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Hewitt–Teacher-gives-English-lessons-to-Chinese-children-over-the-web-512138541.html

NM Museum unveils “Bisti Beast”

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is offering a sneak peek of the Bisti Beast, an astonishing discovery in the Grand Canyon that scientists believe is the first occurrence of an animal with both amphibian and reptile characteristics.

The museum preserves the scientific heritage of New Mexico through extraordinary collections, research exhibits, and programs designed to ignite a passion for lifelong learning.

https://nmlivinglocal.com/2019/05/23/extraordinary-collections-ignite-passion-for-lifelong-learning/

83-year-old using lifelong learning

He’s only 83. So what is the Vietnam veteran, former teacher, songwriter and current college student working on?

“I’m going for an associate of arts degree as a professional studio artist,” said Taylor. “I only need two ensembles and a seminar, and then I’ll graduate in December.”

THAT is lifelong learning at work. In Kentucky, of course!

https://www.sentinel-echo.com/news/local_news/lifelong-learning–year-old-student-receives-academic-team-award/article_9ec0ae9f-7e6e-5674-b547-ca9888e800d1.html

Are you “robot ready?”

In the UK, leaders are looking to lifelong learning to prepare populations for the future of work. They know that a lot of the jobs that exist today might not exist in 2030.

“That means if we want to make sure people and places are Robot ready we need to up skill and retain.”

Since a lot of people have already left compulsory education that means they need to focus on lifelong learning and ensuring that people can transition from jobs that are likely to disappear to jobs are likely to grow in the future.

Read more here: https://feweek.co.uk/2019/05/30/81379/

Britain: Lifelong learning provision is inadequate

The government must rethink its approach to lifelong learning and ensure that it educates younger people for longer working lives, according to a report published today by the Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision.

The committee adds that “lifelong learning is a cause for serious concern.” The Lords claim that the scheme should be extended and scaled up to prepare for the challenges of an ageing workforce and technological development.

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The 1 trait of Warren Buffet

What is the secret to Warren Buffet’s success?

According to Charlie Munger: His ability to be a lifelong “learning machine.”

“If you take Warren Buffett and watched him with a time clock, I would say half of all the time he spends is sitting on his ass and reading,” Munger said in his 2007 commencement speech at the University of Southern California.

“Without lifelong learning, you’re not going to do very well. You’re not going to get very far in life based on what you already know,” says Munger.

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