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City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson and Andrew Scott talk about adult education in this week's TES magazine

Story added 4th Apr 2018

 

City Lit Principal Mark Malcomson and Professor of Economics at LBS and co-author of 'The 100-Year-Life' Andrew Scott are featured in this week's edition of TES, exploring why adult education is taking on a new shape. 

 

In the article, Mark Malcomson and Andrew Scott explore the manta of 'The 100-Year-Life' - with employees increasingly working longer, embracing opportunities to retrain or explore a career change, and abandoning retirement plans to take on more flexible work patterns later in life.

The article explores the importance of lifelong learning and the huge role it has to play in keeping us skilled and resilient for a longer and increasingly competitive working life.

It also explains the link between continued learning and improved mental health. According to NHS studies one-four-people in the UK will experience a mental health issue. For many people taking up a course can be a precious opportunity to escape pressure, avoid social isolation, destress, develop a passion or refocus priorities. Being part of a community and keeping your mind active can make the difference between good and poor mental health. 

Read the full article on the TES website