In the USA 43% of adult males, and 49% of adult females are involved in some sort of life-long learning.
In anticipation of next weeks “International Adult Learners’ Week” in Canada, I am going to write a series of tips pointing out ways adults can get involved in education, and can plan for, and achieve their life-long learning goals.
Life-long learning start with WANTING to learn, improve or explore ideas or subjects. But before wanting to learn, comes realizing your interests. As people get older, many of them forget what interests them. They focus on things they need for work or family and ignore personal interests.
Tip 1 : Create a “To-Learn” list.
Think of things that interest you, or skills you have been meaning to learn. Maybe you want to learn how to design a nice envelop for invitations for parties, or maybe you’ve been meaning to keep up better with current green energy initiatives across the globe. Have you been thinking about upgrading your education and want to learn more about the programs available to you? Whatever it is, write it down.
Of course, just writing it down doesn’t mean your going to do it. Before you begin any of your learning challenges write down how you intend to learn it. Are you going to begin an RSS feed so you can keep up with green energy news feeds? Or are you planning to become a member of a community program and attend weekly discussions?
Tackle each one until you’ve been able to integrate each progress into your life one at a time. Remember this is a life-long process, and so you can add one each month or even every other month.
There no rush when it comes to learning. Check back tomorrow for Tip 2!