Lifelong Learning Collaborative

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The Butler Lifelong Learning Collaborative exists to foster continued growth, curiosity, community engagement, and personal fulfillment serving a population of adult learners, including new graduates to senior citizens.

Lifelong Learning Collaborative

The Lifelong Learning Collaborative at Butler University improves and enriches the lives of adults by providing access and lowering barriers to educational opportunities for all from recent graduates to senior citizens, connecting Butler faculty and lifelong learners, both locally and around the globe. There are no tests, no grades, and no degree requirements, creating opportunities to explore new topics with others who share your intellectual curiosity.

Lifelong Learning Collaborative Courses

Expand your horizons with new knowledge and skills gained through our year-round course offerings. Butler’s Lifelong Learning Collaborative offers Minicourses, One-Hour Talks, and Behind-the-Scenes sessions in both in-person and virtual formats.

What Is Lifelong Learning and Why Is It Important?

Lifelong learning is the practice of continuous, voluntary, and self-motivated quest for knowledge. Those who engage in lifelong learning report that these activities helped them to feel more capable and well-rounded, opened new perspectives, feel more connected to their local communities, and have helped them make new friends. (Pew Research on Lifelong Learning, 2015 

  • Continuous learning keeps you up with a constantly changing world
  • Builds new skills, and improves on skills you already have
  • Improves memory
  • Increases self-esteem and self confidence
  • Improves decision-making
  • Helps develop a more positive attitude
  • Creates opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Increases wisdom
  • Creates a thirst for more knowledge
  • Prevents cognitive decline
“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” —Albert Einstein
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