Current Issues Facing: Education, Work and Labour

CAEL Conference 2020 Highlight- The Threshold Learning Model Workbook-Presenter Thomas Kerr

Thanks in advance for reading and sharing… I attended the CAEL-2020 virtual conference on November 06, 2020. Tom Kerr, Enrollment Specialist at Suny Empire State College’s ‘Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies’ presented on the ‘Threshold Learning Model Workbook’. The workbook is a step by step working tool that supports students with developing their…

Talkin’ Trends in Adult Learning

There are vast learning theories that link theory and practices in modern andragogy. Instruction and learning are tied at the hip between instructors and learners for creating shared success. Success is often attributed to learners ability to retain and understand information, and instructors success is heavily weighed on being able to adopt a mix of…

Education is About: Learning and Understanding

Spring 2016, I reflected on the real value of ‘college degrees’ and the cost of opportunity associated for continuing college learning. I reached out to Mike. M for an opinion. Mike was the first college professor to dig deeper into my reflections about ‘the world around us’. We would on occasion chat about societal problems…

Podcast#1 How Can We Amplify Student Learning? The ANSWER from Cognitive Psychology (Article Review)

Article: How Can We Amplify Student Learning? The ANSWER from Cognitive Psychology co-authored by Dr. Kevin. Yee and Dr. Diane Boyd I came across an interesting article that truly simplifies cognitive psychology in an easy to remember acronym, ‘ANSWER’ Have a listen to ‘my take’ on the article or simply click the link to read…

Trends in Adult Learning

E-learning is not for everyone! However, if we think about it, anyone who is reading this blog is somewhat accepting that ‘Digital Age of learning’ is here; here to stay! As we edge closer to being hard wired 24/7 to technology we become more mindful of just how e-learning impacts our day to day actions.…

Attack On Worker Wages: Contract-Flipping Practices

Contract-flipping is a widely used practice at airports. In Canada, all foreign airlines, and to that effect, all but one that I know of, domestic carriers practice some form of contracting-out ground handling services. Outsourcing and contract-flipping have managed to become widely accepted global business practices; airlines and Airport Authorities may use multiple ground handlers…

Covid-19 Placing Pressure on Worker’s Health Benefits!

Increasing number of employers are seeking relief measures from governments and creditors to ensure their business survive in the wake of Covid-19. Employers are are taking a good close look at their businesses to reduce overhead and cost. We all likely know someone is collecting CERB, filed for unemployment insurance, and or is working reduced…

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