It has been a few weeks since the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at the University of Aruba (UA) was forced to cancel its activities due to Covid-19. We are not sitting still and are busy working on bringing you (online) courses as soon as possible. In the meantime, we would like to encourage you to “keep the doors of learning open” by making use of the free online resources that have been made available to everyone. Learning is a daily adventure that should be carried and explored throughout life. Learning does not stop just because school does.
One of the key issues in the strategic development of the University of Aruba (UA) is the need to orient its service more explicitly towards the development of the Aruban society. CLL extends the mission and vision of the University of Aruba and does so with a focus on offering learning opportunities throughout life to various stakeholders in our society at the individual, organizational as well as national level. CLL has as motto “Enabling Growth”. This growth is achieved by means of providing continuous education for holistic human development and personal growth.
Tips to learn
Determine your own preferred learning style or styles (example of learning styles are: visual learners, auditory learners, kinesthetic learners). Note what learning techniques are most efficient for you and use them as much as is practical, such as viewing online tutorials on websites like YouTube if you’re more of a visual learner. Most people learn through multiple methods but favor one or two. Use your preferences to your advantage
Try many different things so that you don’t box yourself into believing you’re only good at a few things. It’s probable that you’re good at many things, but you won’t know until you’ve tried.
As you grow you develop more experience, coordination, responsiveness, and confidence that one experience can’t teach, but you can apply to re-learning an old experience. Things change as you mature, develop, and adjust to new environments. Be careful not to let past experiences cut off opportunities for you now.
“I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.”