Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Your Education Is Never Over

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Learning (30)      Education (9)      University (5)      Library (4)      Online Learning (2)     


Education, Learning, Library, Online Learning, University


I was on the train the other weekend when I got chatting to the man sitting next to me. He looked to be in his mid sixties. He said he has retired from the work force and is now using his time to study for a degree. When he finishes it he plans to continue studying at university. He was a very interesting person and full of energy. I was pleased we got talking.

In the 1970s almost all the students at uni with me had gone there after finishing high school. There were very few mature age students. When I returned to uni a few years ago I was surprised to see how many mature age students there were and some of them were in their fifties with the occasional one in his/her sixties.

If you are studying to get an academic or work related qualification the fees can be high. Fortunately there are loans which can help with fees. There are also a variety of scholarships available if you meet certain criteria. If you are on a Centrelink payment you may qualify to do some courses fee-free. From time to time there are special schemes to help people get qualifications at a reduced rate or free. Ask around, read information on community notice boards, check at your library and community house to find out what is available.

Education, in its broader sense, doesn’t have to be something formal that involves face-to-face lectures or online study. It can be any form of learning. These days there are numerous options for continuing your education. Some of them are very cheap or even free. Community houses and Neighbourhood centres and University of the Third Age run inexpensive classes on a variety of subjects.

The town library provides information on many topics. Sometimes it is possible to join a university or TAFE library, even if you are not studying there. It is worth asking if this is possible. Sometimes there is a fee but at other institutions it is possible to join for free. Ray Bradbury, a famous American science fiction writer said, ’I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.’

The internet has free online tutorials and courses on an amazing range of topics. The best way to get an idea of how much is available is to do a Google search. These days it is easier than ever before to access knowledge and information on topics of personal interest. I like this quote from Daniel J Boorstin, American historian and author, ‘Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.’

John Dewey, American education reformer, psychologist and philosopher said, ‘Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.’ Everyday we can learn so many things in different ways if we are open to seeing, listening, discussing and questioning what is happening around us. Fashion designer Lisa Ho said, I’m still learning. I don’t think your education ever stops. You have to have an open mind.’



# Education
# Learning
# Library
# Online Learning
# University
I like this Article - 4
More Articles by Marie Vonow
These days we are nagged not only by the real life people we interact with but our cars, phones an...
111 views
Today I spent time doing something I rarely do these days
103 views
Sometimes it is a relief to find a new home for something you no longer need
94 views
I feel rich today and it has little to do with money
169 views
When you read the title you may have thought it crazy to suggest decluttering, which can take lots...
98 views
Recently I was asked where I get ideas for writing
133 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
14 likes
ID: 23208
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12369 views
These days there are many ideas and tips about the benefits of owning less stuff
66 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1723 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6482 views
How easy it is to allow our ego to bruise our wounds even further
562 views
Money gives us all more choices in life, and is a tool to serve other people
2497 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
2041 views
I lived the city life and I’m sick of it
1108 views
You don’t have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
4059 views
Do you like to express yourself by writing? What motivates you to write? Do you write for money, f...
103 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version