Adult learners - non vocational studies
Many people were taking classes for leisure or self improvement,
rather than to assist in them in the advancement of specific careers.
- It was not a great success
as there are too many students and only one teacher. I think we are already
behind with the course work - hopefully it's just teething problems.
Later I managed to load the Microsoft Publisher program, but I find it is
an earlier edition than the one used on the course.
- Tuesday 24th September 2002 was the first
day of a two day vocational painting course on which I had enrolled at the
Further Education Centre Shrewsbury . . . The Gateway was purpose built
by the River Severn on land donated by a benefactor for the express purpose
of providing Adult Education for the community at large. It is a thriving
educational centre, providing a huge variety of courses and housing its own
coffee bar and art galleries. . . ..I joined seven ladies to complete a small
group on the course "Painting Flowers in mixed media."
- 7.15 - 9.45 'Homework' for City
and Guilds Machine embroidery class on Wednesday. Completing sample started
last week, collecting together fabrics, threads, paperwork etc needed tomorrow.
- I started a class in voice production and
techniques of singing yesterday so I must practice my breathing and voice
exercises - let's hope I will improve!
Some students were undertaking Open
I'm studying for a B.A. (Hons) degree in the Arts, it
will take me 6 years part time instead of 3 years full time - which I never
could afford to do when I was working, and never had the time to do when I
was married and bringing up children.
- As I am in the final week of an Open University
course (first level French) and the oral exam is in 4 days' time I spent
the day reluctantly at my desk with the books.
- 8.30pm Did some studying for Open University
- revision for exam in 3 weeks time.
was helping out at someone else's class:
- 12.55pm Collected by local artist (son of
a friend) to sit for him in a portrait class at Llanfyllin.