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Keeping Older People Healthy and Socially Active

Chris Clark, Chair of WEA Nottingham Branch, today, 23 July 2014, met another Chris, Chris Ring, Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Professional Practice at Trent University to explore the demand and need for continuing education for older adults seeking a more active role in creating an “age friendly” society; a “good society”. 236 more words

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Job-Training Programs Make Remediation Relevant

A few years ago, Sheila Ortega was scrubbing floors at a local grocery store, a high-school dropout with no clear path out of poverty. Today Ms.

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College, on Your Own

Nichele L. Pollock felt like she was moving through college in slow motion. In seven years, she had gotten about halfway through her bachelor’s degree.

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John Blessing's Delight.

Sarah taught a jig tonight which she learned from the playing of Kevin Burke: John Blessing’s Delight. A simple but satisfying jig in the key of G, it works well on flute, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, box and whistle, the selection of instruments we had at the class. 50 more words

Adult Learning

Are you worried about loneliness?

Would you like the opportunity to have fun?

A Think-Tank in association with Age-UK recently called on the Government to make communities more “fun” for the elderly, arguing that this will help reduce loneliness and isolation associated with old age. 112 more words

Adult Education

Developing Fluency in "New Literacies"

The growth of Information and communication technologies (ICT) is causing a shift in what are and will be deemed best instructional practices in our schools. Many educators participated in a school system that was based on the printed text and have had to adjust their own learning and teaching practices to incorporate “new literacies.” New literacies such as blogs, wikis, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are a part of the learning, employment and social realms of the students in our classrooms today. 555 more words

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Update of Progress on Course Enrollment

We have had a really tremendous response following our earlier than usual publication of the 2014/15 first term Autumn  Brochure with some classes almost fully booked. 93 more words

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