Sunday, 13 March 2011

Lifelong Learning - the reality

Well its back to normal after a relaxing two weeks away in Lanzarote. The sun shone- sometimes. The wind blew - a lot. I wrote another chapter of Island Interludes - due 2012 - after touring the island again bit this time under our own steam.Wrote the Foreword to Lifelong Learning - a View from the Coal Face - planned for later this year.
Have now caught up on upcoming seminars, lectures and Webinars.
I was interested to see on Twitter on hols that there is a lecture on Lifelong Learning at the Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University, Wrexham. Work Based Learning ( my area) is now being more formally recognised and embedded it appears. It was quite a new focus and strategy when I moved to FE in 1995 although it has always been around I think.
Just been reminded on Twitter about the BookBuzzr Book Marketing Technology Centre (BBMTC) Webinars in the next two weeks so I have hot-footed it to register. Next weeks is 1am GMT - will try to keep awake but have the dentist later that morning! The week after is a more civilised (for me) time of 9am. All about e-book publishing and sounds good.

So, now to Chasing Rainbows due for release May 1st and this is what you call retirement?
Well Lifelong Learning is 'from the cradle to the grave' as Jan Van Comenius said in 1609 when writing in Pampaedia. So it is nothing new!

Just a bit of Sunday food for thought and change of focus from travel writings.

Rosalie x