Time to get serious about lifelong learning

In the economic challenges facing young British, it is vital t0 offer a way back, and lifelong learning provides exactly that, says Robert Halfon, MP. It is a lifeline for those who left school ill-equipped to grapple with the rough and tumble of the jobs market.

Read how… https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/education/house/house-magazine/106874/robert-halfon-mp-its-time-get-serious-lifelong

Adventures in lifelong learning

In spite of many health issues including having 41 surgeries, cancer, and severe head injuries, thanks to lifelong learning, Mary Reed has been to 28 countries and has experienced 10 deep-water dives on the Great Barrier Reef. She has also been involved in six Earthwatch expeditions. Earthwatch Institute is a research nonprofit with a mission to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. They bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet.

Read more… https://pamplinmedia.com/ceo/164-features/439489-352184-lifelong-learning-and-giving-backthanks-to-more-than-a-little-luck

Bike through wine country

Biking and wine. What a combination!

The Elkton Community Education Center will host a family friendly bike ride through Elkton wine country, featuring wine tastings, a yoga class and an outdoor concert.

The event is raising money for the ECEC educational programs, including the youth employment program that gives 15 high school students job experience opportunities.

https://www.nrtoday.com/news/local/north_county/elkton/bike-through-wine-country-with-elkton-community-education-center/article_30961e0d-cb3d-5cab-ad6d-5e8f8d4ecdb6.html

Age-Friendly University

Edinboro University has become Pennsylvania’s first member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, an international group of higher-education institutions committed to providing learning opportunities to students of all ages.

The pioneering initiative focuses on 10 principles, which provide a framework for understanding the needs of older adults and evaluating age-friendly programs and policies, as well as identifying institutional gaps and opportunities for growth.

http://www.edinboro.edu/news/detail.html?inode=8d5865cd-2c38-4bf5-8c84-1a4d5a822054

Upskilling in Ireland

“These results show that engaging in lifelong learning is key – for workers of all ages. The further education and training system has a suite of options [that] can facilitate the reskilling and upskilling of older workers. This can allow people to remain in the workplace for as long as they want to, creating an age-friendly workplace environment.

In Ireland, the number of people aged 50 years or over has increased by 330,000 since 2008. This highlights the importance of providing these individuals, which it describes as ‘older workers’, with opportunities to upskill.

Upskilling and lifelong learning will benefit older workers in Ireland

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

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