Life Long Learning
In the 1990s, research revealed a critical factor in having a full and vibrant 'later' life: maintaining a challenged and stimulated brain. For both our baby-boomers (mostly already retired), and our younger population facing increased life expectancy, keeping well mentally and physically is a hot topic.
An important component in the solution is life long learning. What is life long learning? Nancy Merz Nordstrom defines it as the continued educational experience that utilises non-credit academic courses, educational travel, and community service and volunteerism to fully engage the brain, heighten physical activity, and maintain healthy social relationships.
Recent research from Marjan Laal and Peyman Salamati highlights the following benefits of life long learning:
- an enriching life of self-fulfillment
- helps us make new friends and establish valuable relationships
- keeps us involved as active contributors to society
- helps us find meaning in our lives
- helps us adapt to change (especially technological)
- an opportunity to give back to the community
- increases our wisdom
- helps us put our lives in perspective
- creates a curious, hungry mind
- opens the mind
- helps fully develop natural abilities
View their full research paper here.
Selwyn Community Education features in the East & Bays Courier
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Maximising Your Powerpoint Presentations
Join Janet Xuccoa in this interactive course to learn how to present to a group, utilising verbal skills and power point as an aid. Janet is an author, public speaker, award winning Professional Trustee, and a Partner at Gilligan Rowe & Assoc. Starts 8 June: Mondays 7pm for 4 weeks.
Night and Location Photography
Go on location for exciting night and day photos - for example Mission Bay, Westhaven Marina plus city motorway overbridge. Starts 3 June with Simon Caswell.
Selwyn Comed's Blog!
Check out our Blog! We will be updating it regularly with news, as well as profiles on tutors and different courses we offer here at Selwyn Comed.
Our latest blog is about upcoming Gluten-Free Cooking course with Karin Puttner. Read it here.