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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Accounting - The Balance Sheet Explained
If you are in business you need to understand the signals that your balance sheet sends out to bankers, creditors and investors. If you are a creditor or investor, you need to know what to look for.
And why does the Profit and Loss Statement attract so much attention? We identify financial trends and their consequences - we look at cash flows, profit margins, inventory maintenance, break-even volumes and expense management.
This class is not about preparing a balance sheet; it's about reading one. Starts 9 June with Bill Ferguson.
DLSR Photography - The Next Step
Course content includes getting to try different lenses - macro, wide, telephoto and accessories – ND and polariser filters. Practical setups for still life - flowers, food and more. One session on taking portraits – composition and lighting. One night photo field trip and one Saturday morning for landscape photos. There will be weekly fun projects and a final best photos presentation. Starts 8 June with Ian Eng.
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.