The benefits of adult learning

While the classroom is primarily seen as a place for children more adults are going back to school to better their lives.

The stigma around adult education is losing its power as people continue to pursue skills development and training later in life.

Perhaps you are thinking about going back to school to get a basic education? Or maybe you want to do a postgraduate course?

Regardless of where you are in your educational journey there are some definite advantages to taking the next step.

In the video “Wider benefits of learning” we look at some of the positive statistics surrounding adult learning, which include:

Greater Personal Income

“Individuals with a degree earn twice as much as those without a qualification”. While people without a degree can find ways to earn a living, statistically speaking individuals with a degree are more likely to earn a decent wage.

Increased happiness and wellbeing

According to research, the “risk of depression is reduced by 15% for female adult learners.” Depression is on the rise as people battle to cope with daily pressures and stresses of life. However learning gives people a sense of purpose and accomplishment that lead to a happier more fulfilling life. Adult learning is also said to improve optimism and self worth by 8%.

Improved health

The lifestyles patterns of adult learners also point to the important role that education plays. Statistics show “adult learners are 14% more likely to give up smoking”. There is also an improvement in eating habits with reports of, “up to 50% reduction in obesity for men who gain their first qualification.”

Enhanced community cohesion

The positive effects of individual learning spills over into the surrounding communities. For example, “learning increases adults' race tolerance by up to 94%”. Research also shows a reduction in crime as a result of adult learning.

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