A voice heard over the whistling of the wind through the sagebrush and the rumbling of the tumbleweed in the Google + wilderness…

Lifelong Learning Matters

Thanks to the twenty or so people who have responded to the last blog by submitting comments or emailing me directly. It’s good to find out more about people’s opinions and ideas. Although relatively few in number, replies have come from students, tutors, branch volunteers, regional voluntary officers, field staff, managers, a Trustee and an administrator. Some additional exchanges have also taken place on social media.

The WEA is a networked and democratic organisation and it’s good to know that there’s an increasing appetite to use digital technology in our day-to-day practice. Making the most of contemporary networks and links should be second nature to us as our traditions are based firmly on the idea of collective learning within community-based settings.

Varying definitions of the word ‘Association’ capture some of the WEA’s characteristics and the importance of making connections:

Association (noun)

1. a group of people organised for a joint…

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One foot in Sanity, the other in the adjoining parish, usually in the vicinity of the boundary between the two but sometimes straying into the main square of either and very occasionally taking occupation of the Town Hall...

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