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The Mature Student’s Guide To Learning.

May 9, 2017 by  
Filed under Education, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comLearning. The privilege of the young. Education often seems irrelevant when it’s available, but most of us crave it when it’s no longer an option. If adults were honest, the majority of them would say that they’d go back to education at the drop of a hat. The more you learn about the world, the more knowledge you crave. There’s nothing more irritating than seeing youngsters waste the best learning opportunities they’ll have. But, what if we were to tell you that you don’t have to kiss goodbye to learning as the years pass? In fact, all it takes to return to the well of knowledge is a little ingenuity. Here are some of the options open to you.


You may not have considered it, but you could head back to the classroom in your later years. Bear in mind, though, that this will cost you. When you’re a young student, you don’t have a family, and a mortgage to worry about. And student loans are hard enough to pay off, even then. Consider that you may have to give up your job, or go part-time, to make room for studies. The financial strain would be daunting for anyone. The good news is, there are ways to go back to the classroom without actually going back. You could study online, instead. There are many courses available, like this accredited MBA program. Studying this way means you can fit your learning around your life. You can continue to work and fit your studies into your free time. That way you get to keep the life you’ve got and improve things at the same time.


It may be that you want to broaden your mind without entering a classroom at all. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to do it. There are more books in the world than most people could read in a lifetime. So, why not turn to the great minds that have come before for a little expansion? There is no end to the learning you can find in literature. Non-fiction is the most obvious place to head. Here, you’ll be able to learn about near enough any subject you could imagine. All you need do is think what you would like to read about, then search online for books on the subject. And, fiction has learning benefits, too!


We all worry that television is rotting our brains, don’t we? But, have you considered that television could actually provide you with knowledge? Never before has it been so easy to see other countries in detail without leaving the house. Plus, documentaries mean that you can travel back in time, or get lost in space if you want to. Of course, there are plenty of programs that can cause brain rot. It’s all about making the right choices with what you watch. Keep learning in mind next time you scroll through your television guide.

Staff Writer; Terry Jordan

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