The most common excuse we tell ourselves, as to why we are not furthering our education; is simply "we can't remember how to study".
I have found a solution to that, and it is FABULOUS! Although the handbook refers to Grades 4 - 7; I have found much value in applying these study methods to my own studying.
What is it about?
This handbook was created for Grade 4 –7 learners as a self-help guide to encourage a positive learning experience and help them build confidence in preparation for assessments.
Working SMART, not HARD is a skill which needs to be developed as early as possible. It is incredibly important for learners to create and maintain their own good study habits.
The handbook also strives to make learning fun and build long-term memory at the same time. I hope learners will tap into their creativity when using the templates and develop a life-long love for learning.
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The 5 Benefits of Lifelong Learning By Meridian Knowledge Solutions
In 2016, The Pew Research Center found that 74% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners,” meaning they seek out learning activities in either their personal or professional lives (http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/03/22/lifelong-learning-and-technology/). These learning activities take many forms, from online seminars and courses through hands-on workshops and classes, from TED talks to self-study. 74% of American adults consider themselves “lifelong learners”.
There are many reasons people dedicate their time to increasing their knowledge, both personal and professional, and learning beyond the traditional school years has countless benefits. For the learner focused on their professional life, high among these benefits include:
1.Maintaining and improving skills
Most professionals who dedicate time to continued learning do so to maintain and improve the skills on which their jobs depend. 87% of those interviewed by Pew cited this as the reason for their continued focus on learning.
2. Licensing and certification
57% of professionals who engaged in learning activities in the last year said they did so to get a license or certification. In many areas, achieving and maintaining various licenses and certifications is essential to keeping jobs and growing in your career.
3. Raises and promotions
39% of professional learners said they continue their educations to work toward raises and promotions in their current jobs.
4. Job mobility
Not every job is the right job. Some professional leaners engage in further training to make themselves better candidates for new positions. 21% of those who engaged in learning in the last year gave this reason.
5. Job retention
12% of professionals who engaged in continued learning did it as insurance, wanting to keep their skills marketable for possible downsizing.
Research on the job market indicates that professionals who invest in lifelong learning are on the right track. In 2017, The Economist called lifelong learning an “economic imperative.”