This is the first in a series of four posts on love and education here at the UNCG Online Blog.
Love of learning, learning for life, lifelong learning–do any of these sound familiar? In my world (higher education), these words are so common they don't hold much meaning for me anymore. Lately I've been thinking about how to imbue "lifelong learning" again with that spark, that excitement I feel that education promises.
Of course, learning doesn't just happen in a classroom or in front of a computer (duh). But investing time in school provides access to new ideas that can help you develop an attitude, a way of approaching the world that is energized, flexible, and creative. That's what makes "lifelong learning" meaningful for me – a sense of wonder, openness, and exploration you bring to all corners of your life.