10 Powerful motivation quotes for learning

One of the main goals for educators is to foster the desire for learning in those they teach. Quotes aside, anyone can develop a passion for continuing to learn. There are no time or age restrictions on learning; all that need be there is the want and willingness to learn. Below are 10 powerful motivational quotes that speak to helping create that inner willingness.

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CE Center serves and saves students

“I slipped up and messed up a lot but I’m here now and this school taught me, pushes me to go further than I can,” says Stevie Thomas. “This school brings positivity to my life and change how I act around people and being more professional.”

That’s just one of the comments about a Roosevelt School community education program that for students who can’t find success in a traditional classroom. Read more: https://wrex.com/category/2018/11/19/roosevelt-community-education-center-sees-record-attendance-shifts-in-positive-data/

Netherlands: 1 in 5 adults involved in lifelong learning

In 2017, over 1.7 million people in the Netherlands between the ages of 25 and 65 years participated in a form of adult learning.
That’s because the Dutch government supports ‘lifelong learning’, enabling adults – whether in work or not – to acquire sufficient skills and knowledge to be or remain active in the labour market for the long term. Compared to other EU countries, relatively many adults in the Netherlands participate in learning: over 19 percent in 2017. Only in the Scandinavian countries, this share is even higher. In Sweden, more than three in ten adults engage in education or training, followed by Finland and Denmark. The Netherlands and France complete the top five of countries. Here’s a chart showing comparison:

For more details, visit: https://www.cbs.nl/en-gb/news/2018/47/nearly-1-in-5-adults-in-education-or-training

Graduation should be scrapped in ‘lifelong learning revolution”

Ministers are being urged to scrap the current school leaving age of 16 and instead bring in a requirement that young people stay in learning, in either the classroom or the workplace, until they are 18.

As part of what it termed a “revolution in lifelong learning”, IPPR Scotland called for the existing school leaving age to be replaced with “a new skills participation age of 18”.

In addition, it recommended everyone under the age of 21 should be involved in learning new skills in some way by 2025, and the Scottish Government introduce a new target of having 100,000 workers over the age of 25 involved in the skills system by then.

Read details here: https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/17239428.school-leaving-age-should-be-scrapped-in-lifelong-learning-revolution/

Flint kicks off mentor program

“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.

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/mentoring-program-celebrated-by-flint-community-education-initiative

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/

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