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.
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.
Recent figures show an increase in Ireland’s lifelong learning participation rate. In our latest blog, Niamh O’Reilly CEO, welcomes this increase but explains that the focus should be on widening participation, not just increasing it, to ensure a more effective measure of successful lifelong learning initiatives and policies in Ireland.