ERIC Number: ED440306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Older and Bolder: Materials for People Who Want To Become More Involved, Have a Voice and Go on Learning.
This pack of materials is a tool to help older people who have had few or negative past learning experiences begin to value themselves and what they have to offer. The activities, aimed at promoting confidence, participation, new interests, and friendships, are intended for self-organized groups with no professional experience--part of Better Government or Older and Bolder networks, Age Concern, trade unions, action groups, sheltered accommodation, and community centers. The pack is divided into self-contained topic areas, each of which offers a range of materials that includes warm-ups, activities, and extracts and some ideas about how they might be used. The 11 chapters address the following topic areas: running a group; listening skills; myths about aging; skills for growing bolder; better government for older people; services and information; raising the issues; health; creative writing; reading for pleasure; and reminiscence. Appendixes include a list of 47 addresses of useful organizations and a list of nine European contacts on education and aging. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Citizenship Education, Creative Writing, Foreign Countries, Health, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning, Listening Skills, Older Adults, Recreational Reading, Reminiscence, Self Esteem
Older and Bolder, Ruskin College, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HE England (10 British pounds, 2 pounds postage and packing).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oxford Univ. (England). Ruskin Coll.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)