Mrs. Rosetta Perry appealed to the audience to Adopt a School, to share in the responsibility for insuring equity in schools. Consider, do schools serving students with greater needs have access to resources, funding, and academic support that effectively serve their needs? Find out more: http://tntribune.com/community/local/nashville/education-in-the-black-community-a-call-to-action-adopt-a-school/
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/
Artificial intelligence-driven automation means that the pace at which workers’ skills and knowledge will become obsolete is going to accelerate.
As a result, ‘always-on’ continuous learning will become increasingly critical. Oliver Barber outlines 5 ways AI is already changing the way we continue to learn:
To foster lifelong learning means to impart a passion for learning to all your kids. You’ll inspire them and challenge them, exasperate them, and ultimately open their eyes. You can provide sound classroom wisdom for them right now and every day. Explore the 7 pillars below and provide a foundation for lifelong learning.
The first is Ask essential questions.
Read more to understand all 7 ways: https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/7-best-ways-foster-lifelong-learning
Of course, universities are hubs for lifelong learning, it is what they have always been although they would call it something different – research, perhaps? But that is probably not what the concept of “lifelong learning” stands for.
Read opinion from Erasmus Salon: https://www.coimbra-group.eu/erasmus-salon-are-universities-a-hub-for-lifelong-learning/
“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.
Writing for Big Think, Kevin Dickinson identifies six habits that successful lifelong learners use to achieve their goals.
How many do you do?
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.