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
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…
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
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