Older people's voices on education and its benefits

  • Inquiry into the Future of Lifelong Learning: Learners' voices


    The Inquiry aims to develop a lifelong learning system that works for all adults. To this end, it is committed to involving learners directly in its work. and recommendations. Many learners have already engaged with the Inquiry by submitting personal testimonies in response to the thematic calls for evidence, testifying to the power of learning to transform lives for the better in a host of ways. A selection of learner testimonies can be found below: A Union Learning Representative. New directions in language and media. Learning for life and work;Health and social care. Learn more than a language. A route back to health and work: IT.

  • Reflections of a lifelong learner teaching in Italy

    Michael Kroth

    This article describes and summarizes the author’s experience of teaching in Italy for three months and the impact it had on him and his learning. The author, at the age of 61, lived in Italy for three months and here he reflects on what he learned and how it relates to adult learning theory concepts.

  • Voices on well-being, A report on resaerch with older people.

    Hoban, M.,James,V.,Beresford, P.,Patrick,K., & Fleming, J.

    This report will present an overview of the findings from work conducted between January and May 2011. This involved a UK wide consultation with older people (ages 65 +) around the important concept of well-being. We worked hard to access, engage and include a diverse range of older people. We do not claim that the participants are representative of all older people. Nonetheless, they reflect the views of a diverse range of older people both within and outside WRVS, service users and carers, volunteers and activists. Most importantly, these voices include their understandings of well-being, their interpretations of what shapes it, their experiences of services, the barriers they encounter and their suggestions for change.