“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”
– Henry Ford
Learning at any point in time can be a task in itself whether it is learning a new subject or even a new language. However we all know how beneficial learning can be to enhance knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values.
After leaving school or higher education many adults don’t plan on going back into education and find the task of learning something new rather daunting. As advocates of lifelong learning, Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest annual festival of learning. Taking place on the 13th -19th June; this festival aims to inspire thousands of people each year to discover how learning can change their lives.
The organisers of Adult Learners’ Week have put together a list of some of the benefits of learning in adulthood:
- Better self esteem
- Improves & enhances social cohesion
- Self confidence
How can you get involved?
Learning doesn’t have to be boring nor does it have to be hard. Why not start with something simple like learning a new colleagues name or for those who like a challenge learn a greeting in another language. Once you’ve mastered this you’ll be onto bigger and better things.
This week is also a great opportunity to highlight those people that go above and beyond to encourage and provide learning opportunities. If you know someone who goes the extra mile, do something special that lets them know all their extra efforts haven’t gone unnoticed.
If you’re also wondering how OfficeTeam encourages learning, take a look at our previous blog which gives an insight into how we incorporate learning opportunities within the workplace.
So what are you waiting for? Get started now!