The Value of Adult Learning

Adult learning contributes significantly to people’s well-being and life satisfaction, according to research commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. But how does learning benefit us so much, and what support is available for adults interested in studying new subjects and developing new skills? Learning is a lifelong experience: it doesn’t end with

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Developing Communication Skills

Twenty-first century human beings communicate in more ways than ever: texting, emailing, ‘facebooking’, instant messaging, and using a myriad of other new technologies. However virtual communication technologies can only fulfil their brief and enable the exchange of information if the users have mastered the four time-old communication skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The

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The Case for Home schooling

Introduction Home schooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. There are about two million children currently learning at home. Homeschooled kids do well on standardized tests, are welcome at colleges and universities, and as adults, have a reputation for being self-directed learners and reliable

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