Tom Stannard had an excellent article published in the Guardian last week. He wrote that, "By investing in adult education, we can create stronger communities", and that, "Lifelong learning can boo...
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This is an article based on a truly excellent piece of research at the UK Government's Department of Business, Innovation & Skills on the wider benefits of adult learning. This is a massively important topic, as the pace of change ("Kondratiev Waves") quickens and the complexity of work/life increases. We have to change the way we learn through life. We can no longer leave Uni at 21, get a professional qualification by 24, and believe that we have all that it takes to get ahead of the curve at 30 and beyond.
This is particular true for leaders.
The report makes clear that engaging in both formal and informal learning imroves our working lives, health and (possibly) relational benefits aswell.
There are now great work-based learning programmes, which often combine distance learning formats, such as the Institute of Work Based Learning at Middlesex University, where I hope to complete my doctorate in the coming year.
Learning does not need to be academic.
My doctoral research has been integrated into my work, and has enriched it. He has given me access to concepts,methods and tools that I can share with clients in very practical ways.
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