As humans, we are adapted to learn and should seek out opportunities to continue learning throughout our lives. Adult learning helps us to reach our full potential. It has the power to transform us. Check out the learning opportunities taking place during Adult Learners’ Week in your community. Read more
The Internet is not just a fantastic source of information and entertainment, it is also a fun way to stay connected, engaged and independent. Sadly nearly 19% of older Australians aged 55–64 have not used the Internet and this increases to over 48% for those aged 65+. Read more
Lifelong learners are self motivated to learn and improve themselves. Lifelong learning enhances how we understand the world and gives us greater opportunities to improve our quality of lives. Check out our Adult Learners’ Week Top 5 reasons for being an ACE lifelong learner. Read more
Professional development doesn’t end with formal qualifications. Here are our top tips for great ways to stay up to date with the skills and experience you need for the workplace (Adult Learners’ Week 2017). Read more
Yarraville Community Centre is getting into the spirit of things with a full day of fun activities in celebration of Adult Learners’ Week. Yarraville Community Centre is a vibrant community hub that offers an array learning opportunities for people located in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. Read more
Adult Learners’ Week has been celebrated in Australia since 1995. Each year during Adult Learners’ Week, we are reminded that when adults are given opportunities to engage or re-engage with learning, the whole community benefits. Here is a look at Adult Learners’ Week through the years.
Are you interested in learning a new skill or maybe another language? Then you might also be interested in finding out how adults prefer to learn. There are many adult learning theorists but the best known is probably Malcolm Knowles. Knowles thought he knew a thing or so about the art and science of adult learning. He came up with some key characteristics that he felt best described the unique ways in which adults prefer to learn. Adults bring a rich array of experiences that can impact how they learn and retain knowledge and information.
Maybe you can relate to some of these? Read more