When you say adult learners here in Canada, we think of people striving to expand their knowledge and to contribute to society. That’s right, throughout the years, we’ve evolved what it means to be adult learners.
There are several statisticsabout adult learning here in Canada. However, either positive or negative, we can’t fully rely on these reports when making decisions that will improve our lives.
These are not the people who were left behind. They are the ones pushing ahead. If you are still reluctant to pursue an education because you are an adult, this is for you.
Gives You New Purpose or Mission
As an adult, you have already done and accomplished so many things. Does that mean you stop there? No, your knowledge, skills, and insights are needed for greater and bigger problems. Back in 2016, a survey in the UK proved that adult learning not only enhances their own lives but the lives of other students as well.
Think of studying as an adult as taking on a new mission to improve not only your life but the life of your loved ones and even strangers who would benefit from you learning something new.
It Improves Your Life
Learning means staying engaged and active, instead of working at the office and going straight home every day. Being productive at school means your mind and body remain engaged. You are staying away from a life of being inactive that may result in so many diseases and conditions as you grow older.
Think of studying as an adult as a way of exercising not only your body but your mind and soul as well. Health is wealth, and learning is the currency in this concept.
Inspiring Younger Students
It is no mystery that many young students these days are not as inspired as others. That means their focus and performance inside the classroom is not at full capacity. Adult learners inspire younger students to perform better in and out of the classroom.
The older generation of students also has something to offer younger students can’t, life lessons. They can share their experience with the younger generation and that would determine a bigger perspective on the importance of education.
It is not about comparing what learning was like before and today. It is about learning from past mistakes and being better in the future.
That is why it is always important to nurture adult learners as much as we can.