Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learning is a term which has been prevalent for the some time and indicates learning for the love of it rather than to gain a qualification. The old adage “you learn something new everyday” is never more true than today where there is a wealth of information available via films, radio, television and on the Internet. You might want to do a course in a subject that interests you whether it is academic, vocational or to learn a new skill. You might even want to teach yourself something by visiting a library. There are endless possibilities.

Don’t forget you don’t even need to do a course if you don’t want to. Learn about the things you want to know about rather than what you were forced to at school. This can be for a hobby, because a friend spoke to you about it or you just came across it on the TV or in a magazine.

Learned Owl

Try these sites for information:

Transforming life after 50 – lifelong-learning

Over-60s are told “Go back to university and retrain” (an American question and answer site covering everything from literature to quantum physics and philosophy).

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young”. Henry Ford