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/
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
There are so many innovations in lifelong learning, according to this article. Flipped classrooms, distance learning, integration of new learning technologies, instant feedback: How can we ensure that pedagogical innovations bring added value to the learner?
The personal significance of learning emerged as a key point in the discussion on learning and how to learn. Regardless of the pedagogy used, is it more motivating when learning is a must in order to keep a position or when it’s driven by the desire to acquire new skills? Whether or not participants are active in the workforce, the lifelong learning community must accommodate all learners and provide both meaning and objectives.
Read more… https://digitalswitzerland.com/2019/10/10/brainstorming-the-future-of-adult-education-with-think-tank-transit-romandie/
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.
“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
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Want a job in the future? Prepare to be a student for life.
Want a Job in the Future? Be a Student for Life
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The festival is a national celebration of lifelong learning, and has been running for nearly 30 years. Read more…