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Adult Students and Teachers,
Please click on the link below to access one of several blogs posted by adult learning advocate and retired educator Ann Walker. She is a strong supporter of life-long learning as well. Her webpage is: https://annwalkerwea.wordpress.com/about/
Source: 10 blogs about adult education
Ann has several articles on topics related to student-centered learning for adults and educational policies. Most are written for the United Kingdom’s educational system, but they have valuable information for all nations! Here are a few more sites that Ann recommends:
Here are links to 10 other interesting blogs that are relevant to adult education. They’re listed in alphabetical order of their authors and are all UK-focused unless stated otherwise.
- The Learning Professor – John Field is an academic interested in lifelong learning.
- Education Post 2015 ICAE – The International Council for Adult Education.
- Stuffaliknows – Alison Iredale is a teacher educator working at Oldham College as Centre Manager for the PGCE / CertEd (Lifelong Learning).
- JISC Regional Support Centres – (formerly Joint Information Systems Committee) Supports the use of digital technologies in UK education and research.
- teachnorthern – Lou Mycroft is a teacher educator, working at The Northern College, Barnsley. This blog links to a ‘Community of Praxis’ and ‘Teachdifferent’.
- More, Different, Better – A multi-authored blog from NIACE, the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education.
- Working in Adult Literacy – Kate Nonesuch has worked in adult literacy and numeracy for more than twenty-five years, most of that time at Vancouver Island University. (Canadian).
- Sam Shepherd’s Blog – Sam is an ESOL tutor and teacher trainer.
- The Learning Age – Paul Stanistreet is a journalist who edits Adults Learning, a quarterly magazine for people working in adult education.
- Union Learning Voices – The unionlearn blog.
She has much to offer the adult learning community! (Thank you, Ann!)
ESOL Teachers and Tutors
Share your lessons, ideas and strategies for engaging students using their learning preference (or various learning preferences), personal interests and goals. Your lessons learned, active research methods and outcomes, and professional training resources on this topic are also sought. How do you create a differentiated classroom that values all students’ abilities as well as creates an atmosphere for learning for students with disabilities?