What learning brings you joy?
Found a lovely conversation on the Adult Learning Australia (ALA) Linkedin page, started by Sally Thompson. It was great to see so many joyful responses [You'll need to join the conversation group to follow those links.]
I must say Junita amazes me with her constant sense of bubbling joy in her work. She’s a real inspiration in the way she’ll organise a network of educators and draw them into connecting. Above and beyond! Junita spoke of a small group of collaborative educators who would get together and learn collaboratively on a regular basis. We need to learn stuff, let’s do it together! A different person each week would take on the facilitation.
Like some others in that conversation, my joyful learning is in the music sphere. I took a jazz piano course with Steve Sedergreen at the CAE which improved my playing and enjoyment out of sight (although still a beginner in many ways). It was very interesting to be on the other end of the teaching there. As well as that i’ve been developing singing skills on a Monday morning in the city with an amazing woman called Vicki. Next up I’m hoping to get a few different people to show me how to play a semi-acoustic bass guitar. So much fun.
Angela’s reminded me to put Vietnamese cooking on my list of classes to explore as well. Ta.
Naturally the theme of work pressure came up. The adult training sector is now so overloaded with documentation and accreditation demands, that it’s a wonder people have any time left to themselves. Nonetheless, it’s vital to a balanced life – make sure you get out and learn something for yourself.
Here’s to more joy in all our learning lives,
If you drift past here, tell us what kind of learning has brought you joy lately, in or out of your work.