Credit Where Credit is Due in Non-Credit Adult Education

  • Mike Newman University of Technology, Sydney (retired)


The author sings the praises of non-credit adult education, and enlists a number of philosophers to help in the chorus. He examines the motives people might have for enrolling in non-credit courses, and makes the following claims: that good non-credit adult education can give us a purpose, provide some order in our unpredictable lives, encourage us to reason freely, nurture our consciousness, foster a civil society, protect valuable elements of our lifeworld, and teach us to assert ourselves.

How to Cite
Newman, M. (2013) “Credit Where Credit is Due in Non-Credit Adult Education”, Concept, 4(2), p. 21. Available at: (Accessed: 25November2020).