Festival of Learning

 

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The Festival of Learning (previously known as ‘Adult Learners Week’) celebrates achievements of adult learners in England.

Throughout the month of June, organisations and learning providers are encouraged to host free taster sessions and ‘have-a-go’ events to encourage people to try something new and consider going back to learning.

Events across the country include talks on historical events (for example the pop cultural history of Scarborough), participating in a choir, learning computer skills, learning how to use paints and create watercolours, and even how to learn Italian through drama, among many others.

For more information on the Festival of Learning, have a look at their website, available here.
You never know, you may find a fun and new activity in an area near you!

The library has lots of useful information about lifelong and adult learning, so if you would like to investigate more about this, below are some titles that we recommend.

Lifelong learning by Norman Longworth. This is available as an ebook and you can access it with your University user id and password.

Lifelong learning in the UK by Anne O’Grady. This is available as an ebook and you can access it with your University user id and password.

Teaching adults by Alan Rogers. This is available to borrow from St. Peter’s library, shelved at 374.02 R52. It is also available as an ebook and you can access it with your University user id and password.

Learning cities for adult learners edited by Leodis Scott. This is available as an ebook and you can access it with your University user id and password.

“This Group Is Vital”: Adult Peers in Community for Support and Learning. Article is in the journal Adult Learning, published May 2018, volume 29 issue 2, pages 43-52.

Use the library catalogue and Discover to locate further books, ebooks and journal articles on adult and lifelong learning.

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