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ERIC Number: EJ866322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
The Meaning of Older Adults' Peer Teaching: A Phenomenological Study
Choi, Ilseon
Educational Gerontology, v35 n9 p831-852 2009
This study investigated older adults' peer teaching experiences at a Lifelong Learning Institute through interviews with eight teachers and observations of their classes. Thematic analysis revealed themes of peer-to-peer teaching, volunteer teaching, and explorative teaching. Discussion of the themes examines the meaning of older adults' peer teaching and finds that older adults consider their teaching a form of humanistic interaction and are motivated by a "busy ethic" as a social norm for retirement life. In addition, peer teaching is important for older adults as an experience of learning and discovery.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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