‘Right, I can do this now’. Community Based Adult Learning, Health and Well-being

  • Janis McIntyre Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Liverpool

Abstract


This article explores the experiences of participants in community based adult learning (CBAL) in relation to health and well-being. It draws on data from a small-scale life history study undertaken with 10 adult learners in two local authority areas in Scotland. The article concludes that, for some learners, participation in CBAL had contributed to a sense of well-being and was seen by them as supporting their capacity to cope with ill-health.  In addition, it is suggested that community based adult learning can play a role in the recovery from mental ill-health and depression. 

Published
24-Nov-2014
How to Cite
McIntyre, J. (2014, November 24). ‘Right, I can do this now’. Community Based Adult Learning, Health and Well-being. Concept, 5(3), 9. Retrieved from http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/2424