LIFE-LONG LEARNINGUniversité du troisième âge
WHAT IS LIFELONG LEARNING?
Lifelong learning’ is defined as the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated” pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Therefore, it not only enhances social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also self-sustainability, rather than competitiveness and employability.
LIFELONG LEARNING IN LATER LIFE
We can take a wider view of the learning society, seeing learning as a normal, accessible and enjoyable feature of everyday life for all people of all ages. This could cover (though not exclusively!) art, music, dance, sport, or training for new work or volunteering. The opportunities for lifelong learning these days are infinite.
THE BENEFITS OF LIFELONG LEARNING
Scientific research from the 1990s now reveals that more than ever before, a challenged, stimulated brain may well be the key to a vibrant later life. Lifelong learning is like a health club for your brain. And an active mind can stimulate physical activity and keep your spirits high. It’s an all-around fantastic tool for better health.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Earning a new skill does not always mean going back to school. If you have been out of school for a while, you might be surprised to learn that there are hundreds of online and offline learning platforms to help you from the comfort your own home.