Remember when your parents scrimped and saved to buy you 17 volumes of the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia? Well it's your turn to return the favour. Look through a local Continuing Education catalogue. Contact a nearby seniors centre. If they don't have a workshop that suits the older adult in your life, tell them what you are interested in and why. Digital Literacy is an essential part of lifelong learning. At any age.
When Caroline Spencer was first offered the opportunity to take a leave of absence from work to become a part-time student
Once you leave the hallowed halls of learning institutions, it can feel like a challenge to keep your brain engaged and expanding
Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative held across Canada every year on January 27. Its goal is to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.
A quick search of web-based resources yielded 17 different types of subject-related literacy, but these initiatives are really more about promoting general awareness and knowledge of a specific subject area than they are about literacy as a foundational skill.
Next week, Canada and the rest of the world will get a first glimpse at substantial new data on adult literacy and skills. Employers identify the skills shortage as a key business challenge and a barrier to Canada's competitiveness in world markets.
International Literacy Day has been celebrated on September 8 since 1966. The aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies around the world. It's also an opportunity to reflect on how far we've come, and where we need to go next.
Adult Learners' Week is celebrated in Canada every year. April 6 to 14, 2013 provides a focal point to consider the importance of lifelong learning and recognize the achievements of Canadian adult learners.
There is a misconception in the world that learning is for the young. That somehow if you don't become a concert pianist by the age of six, you may as well give up music altogether. For one thing,f I don't want a six-year-old deciding my career path, but also it's not all or nothing with music.
More often than not, women don't have support in place or simply don't take responsibility for charting their own career paths. So use the quiet summer moments resting on that chair or your next plane trip to challenge yourself to become more ambitious about your career.