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ERIC Number: EJ891637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Wisdom in a Learning in Retirement Institute
Farquhar, Lynn
Educational Gerontology, v36 n8 p641-653 2010
Seven men and women with an average age of 77 were interviewed regarding the role of wisdom in their experience of attending a Learning in Retirement Institute (LRI) in southern Ontario, Canada. A finding is that for wisdom gains to be an outcome of LRI education, older adult students need outward expression of their acquired learnings. A recommendation is that opportunities for praxis (such as co-op placements) should be offered by LRIs. In this way, retirement-age students can measure their success against objective criteria and, hence, attach meaning to their studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada