Getting involved in the arts is good for older people’s physical health and well-being, new research has found. In fact it’s so good that doctors in Sydney are now prescribing art classes instead of medication as an antidote to stress, anxiety, bereavement and even chronic pain. Read More “Young at HeART”
Learning a new language is great exercise for the brain. It’s handy when you travel. But it’s also a great way to meet new people and break down barriers between cultures. Here are some tips on making a language class work for you.
Bike-riding is an ability most of us take for granted but there are people who have made it into adulthood without experiencing the joy of travelling on two wheels. The good news is that it’s never too late to learn. Read More “Learning on two wheels”
This year’s theme for Adult Learners Week is how learning changes lives. But nothing changes your life more than becoming a parent. But it’s not something you learn at school. We’re expected to pick it up somewhere along the way, presumably by watching how others do it.
Classes that tap your creativity can be a great way to improve mental health and help you relax. You don’t have to be a Van Gogh or a Picasso to get the benefit of art classes. All it takes is a willingness to have a go.
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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 “We’re all lifelong learners”
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 “Build your learning confidence”
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 “What lies beneath”
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 “5 reasons to be a lifelong learner”