ERIC Number: ED109093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Some Psychological Aspects of Aging: Implications for Teaching and Learning.
Lersten, Kenneth C.
This paper reviews psychological literature concerned with aging, and includes brief reviews of (a) motor skill work, (b) the phenomena of "slowing," (c) social psychological findings, (d) sensation and perception, and (e) selected learning characteristics. The following teaching and learning strategies were elicited from this study: (a) flexibility as a goal should be stressed, rather than performance goals or quantity of learning; (b) training in pacing responses at a personal speed is important; (c) increased periods between stimuli benefit the elderly, both for inspection and anticipation; (d) response repression or error commission may be the result of fast or imposed pacing; (e) the arousal level of the elderly is important to performance, since motivational levels and interest decline; (f) aids to learning, either artificial or natural, such as mediating techniques, have proven helpful; (g) learning and performance must be treated separately. (JS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (5th, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 30, 31 and November 1, 1974)