How many times have you heard someone say they’re ‘no good at maths’? And yet we live in a world where confidence with numbers is more important than ever. Maybe the trick is to simply look at maths in a different way.
Most people think of formal schooling, TAFE or Uni when they think of learning. But nowadays with increasing technological change and more Australians moving away from traditional networks of family and friends, we need to keep learning way beyond the time of our formal education. Read more
If the thought of being back in a classroom fills you with dread you’re not alone. People who had bad experiences with formal schooling or had interrupted education often incorrectly assume they are poor students. Read more
When we think about learning, it’s often quite useful to think of it as an iceberg. Now this may sound slightly strange but bear with me as I introduce you to one of the darkest secret of the wonderful world of learning. Read more
Lifelong learners are motivated to learn because learning can enhance our understanding of the world and offers us better opportunities to improve our quality of life. Check out the following 5 ways that learning can help you reach your potential. Read more
Learning English can be a big issue for many new arrivals to Australia. Not being able to explain how you feel or finding that no one understands you, can make a person feel even more lost in a strange, new country. Learning to speak English can be tricky but it does offer many social and economic benefits. It can help you become more involved in your community and it can also help you find a job. Read more
So what is a lifelong learner? Well, lifelong learners simply have a positive attitude to learning, and they manage to maintain this attitude throughout their lives. They are self-motivated to learn because it’s good for them. Learning enhances how we understand our world and gives us greater opportunities to improve the quality of our lives. Here are our top 5 reasons for being an lifelong learner. Read more
Staying up to date in your job means you have to be continually learning new skills and gaining new knowledge. But professional development in the workplace doesn’t need to begin and end with formal qualifications. You might want to improve your digital skills or learn how to communicate with your team better. There are plenty of ways to do this without enrolling in a formal course.
Here are our top tips for great ways to stay up to date with the skills and experience you need for the workplace. Read more
Adult Learners’ Week is an international festival that 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 are some reflection of how Adult Learners’ Week has been represented 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 Malcolm Knowles is probably the best known. 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