“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” – Albert Einstein
Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and confidence. Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Take on a different responsibility at work. Why not sign up for a cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike? Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.
For children, learning plays an important role in social and cognitive development. However, continuing to learn through life can increase self-esteem. Adult learning has a positive effect on wellbeing, satisfaction with life and optimism. The opportunity to engage in work or educational activities may help to lift older people out of depression.
Education and training
The Warwickshire Adult and Community Learning Course Finder enables you to search a range of learning opportunities in Warwickshire.
Heritage and culture
Why not borrow a book about a topic you may wish to learn more about, from computers to music or languages.
The following observations have been suggested by research.
- Learning is very important for wellbeing.
- The continuation of learning through life has the benefits of enhancing self-esteem, encouraging social interaction and a more active life.
- Adult learning has been linked with positive effects on wellbeing, life satisfaction and optimism. Participation in lifelong learning can positively impact on an individual’s wellbeing and resilience.
- For children, learning plays an important role in social and cognitive development.
- The opportunity to engage in work or educational activities may help to lift older people out of depression.
- The practice of setting goals, which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.