In this blog, AONTAS Advocacy Lead Ben Hendriksen reflects on discussions in Belfast as part of the Northern Impact Forum Conference Towards a Lifelong Learning Strategy for Northern Ireland.
In this blog, AONTAS Head of Research Leah Dowdall writes about access to higher education through further education and training and stresses the need to address barriers that prevent potential learners from accessing third level.
The latest figure from Eurostat measures Ireland’s adult learning participation rate at 12.5%. While this indication of greater participation is positive, it is important to note that this calculation of the adult learning participation excludes people living in shared accommodation and those over the age of 64. In this blog, AONTAS EU Projects Officer Dearbháil Lawless highlights the need to include and reflect all voices in order to meet the needs of adult learners in Ireland and details activities implemented as part of the European Agenda for Adult Learning (EAAL) to achieve this aim.
In this blog, AONTAS Community Education Network (CEN) Coordinator Suzanne Kyle tells us what makes community education the perfect starting point for adults who want to return to education but feel nervous about taking that first step.
The release of Leaving Certificate results brings back memories of school and exams for many people; happy associations for some and pangs of regret and frustration for others. In this blog, AONTAS EU Projects Officer Dearbháil considers the different obstacles that can hinder progress in a traditional school setting and looks at how we as adults can find new and alternative ways of learning that help us to nurture what we are passionate about and realise our potential.
In our latest blog, we break down the different options and supports available to adults who are looking to sit the Leaving Certificate exams.