Lifelong Learning Matters

WEA Tutors and volunteers from across the Yorkshire and Humber region got together in York on Saturday. It was hot and sunny outside with the city looking its beautiful best, but people were soon involved in discussions that aligned with the WEA’s vision of being challenging and inspiring.

The day’s key themes were:

  • Education for social purpose – making the WEA’s vision and mission a reality
  • Equality and diversity
  • Using technology – Twitter, blogging and using iPads in learning
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Noise levels are often a good indicator of engagement in events. One tutor said she knew she was in the right venue as she was approaching because she could hear the animated discussion before she came into the building. Certainly the sign language interpreters were kept very busy during the day.

There was a lot of interest in the region’s new tutor blog as Sarah…

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