Lifelong learning

Among Our Souvenirs: A Collection of Cape Breton Poetry and Prose from The Sydney Writing Circle (2008)

This is a collection of prose and poetry written by members of the Sydney Writing Circle, a group supported by the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County (ALACBC) in Nova Scotia. The group met for two hours each week to share their writing and improve their writing skills.

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2013-03-11

Never too old to learn: Seniors and learning in Canada (2006)

Lessons in Learning – August 22, 2006

Seniors who continue to learn help themselves by maintaining healthy brain function, and contribute to society through continued participation in the workforce and through volunteerism.

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2013-02-22

Formal, Non-formal and Informal Learning in the Sciences (2010)

This report looks at both the links and the differences between formal, non-formal and informal learning, with particular reference to the field of science and engineering in Canada and the United States.

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2013-02-19

Learning Communities & Literacy: Roots, Rationales & Results for Reaching Adults Levels 1 & 2 (2012)

Presented during the RESDAC-CLLN Learning Communities Conference in Ottawa, June 10-12, 2012

This workshop presentation provides an introduction to the concept of learning communities and offers participants some tools for using this approach in their own communities.

Learning communities are defined as places that utilize the resources of all sectors, not just the formal education system, for learning. In such communities, lifelong learning is used as an organizing principle and social/cultural goal.

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2013-02-14

Informal science learning in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning - April 18, 2007

Most people confront science-based issues on a regular basis, and scientifically literate individuals are better equipped to engage with these issues and make important decisions that affect their health, security, and economic well-being.

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2013-02-07

Frontier College - Annual Report 2012 (2012)

Literacy. Learning for Life

Frontier College is a national literacy organization that works in partnership with community organizations to provide learning opportunities for Canadians of all ages.

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2013-02-04

The LOLA's: In Recognition of Outstanding Contributors to Lifelong Learning in Calgary (2010)

In 2000, Calgary Learns presented the first Life of Learning Awards as a way to honour outstanding contributors to lifelong learning in Calgary.

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2013-01-22

Grassroots and governance: Exploring informal learning opportunities to support active citizenship and community-based organizations within Canada (2010)

This paper explores a study on lifelong learning, citizenship, and participation in community-based organizations in Canada. Specifically, the research focused on the contributions grassroots organizations make to Canadian society; the kinds of relationships that exist between grassroots organizations, government, and other organizations; and the gender differences in citizen participation.

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2013-01-18

Going Back to School: Choices for Adult Learners in Manitoba (2012)

This guide explains the options available to adults who want to return to school in Manitoba. The information is presented in a question-and-answer format, covering such topics as why an adult would want to return to school; options for new Canadians; and the availability of classes throughout the province.

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2013-01-16

Libraries – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet, part of a series developed by the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), looks at the role of libraries in building a literate society.

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2013-01-14

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