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Makerspace 1:1

Apr 12, 2022

I ended the article by noting what you find at one institution is often at another, so ask.

Makerspace

Jan 16, 2022

Delivering Learning Curves leads me to many a discovery.  Recently was this Chart UTSC Library Makerspace, all of this is available to you, posted outside the Library. UTSC is the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus. 

In our Fall 2021 issue in this story I will summarize the changes I could see from the priorities recommended by the Report found in a scan of course offerings for the Fall term.

Often as adult learners we are focused on finding a course at a time we can make it, that meets a specific learning need, the micro level. But there are activities going on at a macro level which shape what we are offered at the micro level. Canada- A Learning Nation report describes the work of the Future Skills Advisory Council, an advisory council to the federal Ministry of Employment Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. This report came out in December 2020 but I just found it scanning the net for what I can’t remember now.

COVID has disrupted our continuing education plans as it has our economy-our job/career plans. We have been in the latest lock down since Christmas Day and when will it let up apparently mid February.

Newcomer students doing LINC classes as these are funded by the federal government who is not cancelling classes if the number of students attending class have dropped due to moving to online instruction due to COVID.

COVID has changed how education both full-time and continuing education are delivered mainly to online learning. But Covid has not led us to be more aware of what adult education contributes as it has to what international students contribute.

School Chart

Sep 22, 2020

The chart below is organized by geography and school board, by the type of education offered. Find the right contacts for your area and your interest.

Zhi Hai’s Story

Jun 20, 2019

Zhihai is an ESL student in the first level ESL class at Overland Learning Centre. It is remarkable that he is 91 years old and has been learning English for over two years now.

Often we put off calling a university or college as we didn’t finish high school or did poorly or did it in a different country in a different language.

Ah, the kids have been in their new classes for a week. You have caught up on the pile of work that greeted you on your return from holidays.

What’s New?

Sep 17, 2018

Educational institutions are constantly developing new courses to help their students stay up to date and often they work in partnership with a professional group or industry.

Summer is a great time to take a course! Although the selection is more limited than in the fall, winter and spring terms, most educational providers offer courses during the summer months.

Often adult students had dropped out of high school, though they do this less than they used to, and later they often decide to go back to school. But there has been few community accessible learning information services to help adults go back. So often they start back based on what a friend advises or at an educational program they know in their area or at a program they have seen an ad for.

On May 23, 2015, I attended CAECO’s annual Facilitators’ Day. The program, housed in the Faculty of Education at Brock University, offers in class, on site, and online programming to a variety of learners.

Don’t let yourself get caught in the all-too familiar trap of waiting until your children have gone back to school before thinking about your own continuing education.

Summer holiday mode is over, you have turned your mind to work mode, the kids are settled in school and you have time to think about taking a course yourself, only to find the Fall term has already started at many places.

Of the three terms, the spring term has the most varied start dates. Course starts go from mid April to mid May, unlike the fall term where most start in the first week of September and the winter term in the first week of January.

Toronto District School Board Adult Day Schools offer two programs for learners who want to earn high school credits or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Toronto District School Board Adult Day Schools offer two programs for learners who want to earn high school credits or an Ontario Secondary School Diploma

A listing of learning institutions from School boards, Colleges and Universities throughout the GTA.

On May 5, 2011, I attended a joint conference of the National Association of Career Colleges and their provincial counterpart the Ontario Association for Career Colleges in Niagara Falls.

Summer is a great time to take a course! Although the selection is more limited than in the fall, winter and spring terms, most educational providers offer courses during the summer months.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requires all full time college students to take four to six general education courses

In the February-March issue of Learning Curves, I did a feature article on Learning through a Professional Association, such as the Canadian Payroll Association.

Just recently China surpassed Japan as the second largest economy in the world, and so many of us are wondering how to work with China.

Statistics Canada recently released its quarterly labour force survey results. This labour force survey showed major growth in five particular sectors: retail and wholesale trade, business and support services, health care and social assistance, personal care business as well as construction.

For this issue of Learning Curves, which looks at the educational advantages of professional associations, we interviewed a young woman, Sarah M., who has the CGA designation also known as a certificate.

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