The troubles with funding lifelong learning are not just in the U.S. European educators are alarmed at how the current approach to funding lifelong learning simply isn’t working. They seek a new way of doing things to reverse these damaging trends. Excerpt:
The number of adults taking part in learning and training has fallen to a record low.
Research by the Learning and Work Institute shows that just one in three (35 per cent) of adults has taken part in learning in the past three years, down from 37 per cent in 2017. This is the lowest number on record – with participation as low as 29 per cent in the South West and 30 per cent in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Adult participation in learning is at a 20-year low.
The number of students in part-time higher education tumbled by 40 per cent.
What is the solution? Read suggestions here: https://www.tes.com/news/lifelong-learning-social-justice-issue
It is important for PR and comms people to understand the businesses they work on – why they exist, how they work, and how they make money. How to best do that? Lifelong learning!
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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
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
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
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…