Call to action: Adopt a school

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/

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/

5 Ways AI will enable lifelong learning

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:

https://www.trainingjournal.com/articles/features/five-ways-ai-will-enable-lifelong-learning-and-transform-workplace

7 ways to foster lifelong learning

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

Are universities hubs for 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/

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

How retirees are going back to school

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.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/21/more-retirees-are-going-back-to-school-in-retirement-heres-how-you-can-too.html