Adult Learning

OECD Report Highlights Health Benefits of Adult Learning

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has published a report from the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation which links continued adult learning with reduced risk for neurodegenerative diseases. The report, entitled ‘Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science,’ presents a review of recent developments in neuroscience as applied to the process …

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Knowledge Economy beats Learning Society

Academics are becoming worried that government policies that emphasize learning as a route to employment are undermining the ethos of our universities and colleges. Vice-chancellors throughout England and Wales report that students are taking courses which they hate in order to enter high-paid work on graduation and that fewer and fewer students are taking subjects …

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Not Fit for Purpose

The University of the Third Age, which says adult education policy is “not fit for purpose,” complains that “lifelong learning has become a euphemism for ‘working lifetimes learning’ and adult education for third-agers is seen as no more than a marginal activity.”More in Education Guardian…