Tip #309: Lifelong Learning at the Fourth Level

On February 8, 2010, Posted by , In learning, By ,,, , With Comments Off on Tip #309: Lifelong Learning at the Fourth Level

“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a member of the national American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). As a result, I receive a weekly email titled “The Buzz: Training News From Around the World.” It typically includes abstracts of 10 current articles on training approaches, experiences, and results.

The following article was recently posted in “The Buzz” and I thought the idea of creating a fourth level of education to prepare people near retirement for encore careers was absolutely fascinating. So, here it is:

“Harvard Wins Fans for Advanced Leadership Course”
Guardian (UK) (01/12/2010) O’Hara, Mary

Harvard University recently held a unique “fourth level” education experiment for people nearing retirement. “Regardless … Read the rest