Curious minds are active minds, and active minds become smart minds. Curiosity is associated with intelligence, creativity and problem-solving ability. Curious people cultivate interesting and creative environments for themselves as they seek out new experiences and are open to exploring new ideas and possibilities.
Everyone possesses curiosity to some degree, although people will differ according to the depth and strength of their curiosity and their willingness to act on it. In this article, I’ll offer some suggestions to help you become more curious.
Read them: https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/develop/talent/why-the-key-to-lifelong-learning-is-developing-curiosity
In early March, recognizing the risks to the OLLI population, OLLI Director Kathy Bruin, in consultation with Associate Dean Gail Dawson, canceled scheduled courses. By end of March had pivoted to an online learning environment.
A Tibetan proverb says, “A child without education is like a bird without wings.” There’s the obvious interpretation—an uneducated child can not function to its fullest potential. But it’s worth noting the proverb selects a bird, as opposed to some other object or living thing, to deliver its message. Birds, as symbols, represent freedom, peace, and the human spirit. So, the proverb is about more than living to one’s full potential. It’s about living itself. A child without education is not free.
The United Nation’s fourth sustainable development goal — to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities to all — is not merely important, but vital. To celebrate their commitment, let’s check out some of humanity’s most impressive accomplishments in education over the years.
Community Education is more than basket weaving.
Cherina Betters has been named chief of Equity and Access for San Bernardino County Schools. In her new position, she will represent 33 school districts and more than 400,000 students.
Her new duties will include, “working to forge strong relationships with parents and community members, as well as serving as the equity lead to promote positive learning outcomes for all students,” according to the San Bernardino County School Superintendent’s office.
A middle schooler disassembles her bike to figure out how it works. A graduate student takes a semester abroad so he can gain new perspectives. A team of experienced engineers conducts research that benefits an entire field of science.
They are generations apart, but they all have something in common: the curiosity and self-motivation to learn new things that advance their knowledge and the world around them.
Opinion piece by John M. Timken Jr., Special to The Canton Repository. He gets it.
Many seniors aren’t looking for learning – they are looking for company.
Bay Ridge Connects, a new non-profit outgrowth of a Brooklyn senior center,does just that. Rather than chair yoga and Bingo, newly-retired members find others looking for practical programs and classes to make the most of their retirement.
Read how this may help keep seniors in their homes longer: https://bklyner.com/bay-ridge-connects/
“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
The Texas A&M College of Pharmacy offers numerous co-curricular opportunities for students, including Community Service, Health Screenings, Health Fairs, Health Symposiums, and Community Health Committees. Learn more…
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Want a Job in the Future? Be a Student for Life