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ERIC Number: EJ951991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1443-1394
Older Adults' Training Courses: Considerations for Course Design and the Development of Learning Materials
du Plessis, Karin; Anstey, Kaarin J.; Schlumpp, Arianne
Australian Journal of Adult Learning, v51 n1 p161-174 Apr 2011
Demographic trends indicate that older adults live longer and maintain active lifestyles. The majority are educated and many enjoy the stimulation that ongoing learning opportunities present. In order for these older adults to benefit from learning opportunities, circumstances specific to these individuals (e.g. age-related decline) need to be considered. The current paper reviews cognitive literature to establish older adults' ability to learn. This is followed by a discussion of training programs as well as suggestions for course design specifically focused on older adults.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia