About Shared Learning
Shared Learning is a 40-year-old informal association of senior and other adults in the Chapel Hill area who are enthusiastic about continuing to learn throughout the remainder of their lives–but in an informal and social setting with no pressure and no grades! To that end, the association organizes weekday morning courses, each meeting once a week for 90 minutes (usually with a break for refreshments). The association is not affiliated with any religious denomination, but normally our courses meet in a classroom setting at Christ United Methodist Church in Southern Village, 105 Market St., Chapel Hill 27516. Because of the Covid-19 virus, all of our Fall 2020 courses meet on-line via Zoom video conferencing.
This year, because of the virus we are splitting our membership dues into a Fall and Winter amount. During the Fall, a membership fee of $25 entitles participants to take as many courses from our rich and varied curriculum as they wish. This will be followed by our Winter program as well as an abbreviated Spring mini-semester–the latter free and open to non-members as well. Courses are moderated (led) by members of the association who may or may not be “experts” in the field but who are willing to organize learning activities around a central topic for the duration of the semester. The moderators may rely on DVD lectures by experts or may orchestrate class discussions led by other members of the group–however they feel the topic of their interest may be best presented and discussed.
If this seems appealing to you, we urge you to examine the pages about our current courses and registration referred to in the Fall 2020 Course Catalog paragraph on the website home page. Also see the general information menu at the top of the page.