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Chen, Liuying – Educational Gerontology, 2022
There has been a new fad rising in English learning among older Chinese people. By making their motivations clear, we can figure out ways to assist and facilitate their learning. The purpose of this study is to explore the motivations and objectives based on the Self-Determined Theory. To obtain comprehensive data for the study,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Lee, Jihyun; Tomimbang, Adriane Cris; Lim, Jongil – Educational Gerontology, 2022
This pilot study was conducted to identify the effects of an 8-week aquatics program with peer-led learning on the functional fitness, postural stability, self-efficacy, and quality of life in older adults. Twenty older adults with a mean age of 65.5 were assigned to either a non-peer-led group or a peer-led-group. Both groups received 60-min…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Self Efficacy, Physical Fitness, Human Posture
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Luevanich, Chayanit; Naklong, Aimorn; Ngansakul, Porntip – Educational Gerontology, 2022
This study aimed to investigate Phuket Rajabhat University's role in academic services for the complete aged society. 65 participants, 50 years old and above, were included in the in-depth interview and focus group, content analysis was used for the data analysis. 959 participants were collected data by the questionnaire. The findings revealed…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Universities, Content Analysis, College Role
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Zhu, Xiaowen – Educational Gerontology, 2022
Older adults' m-learning activities have attracted the attention of scholars because of the heterogeneity of older adults and ever-changing learning needs triggered by technology development. However, a profound division remains between the research framework of m-learning for young people and that for older adults. This research explores the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Electronic Learning, Learning Motivation, Behavior
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Lun, Man Wai Alice – Educational Gerontology, 2022
Caregiving impacts the postsecondary education and career plans of young adults caring for their aging family members. Little is known about college-aged caregivers' experiences and perceptions of family caregiving, emotional well-being, and relationship quality with family members. An exploratory qualitative study with semi-structured interviews…
Descriptors: College Students, Caregivers, Older Adults, Family Relationship
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Innes, Anthea; Morris, Lydia; Wyatt, Megan; McEvoy, Phil – Educational Gerontology, 2022
Family caregivers of people with dementia can find the impairments in their relative's ability to communicate an enormous challenge. Peer facilitated educational interventions are a potentially efficient and effective way to address these complex communication issues. This paper examines the processes required to support the development of peer…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Caregivers, Dementia, Peer Teaching
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Nikzad-Terhune, Katherina; Graf, Allyson S.; Kim, Suk-hee – Educational Gerontology, 2022
The importance of gerontology-focused classroom and field education has been emphasized heavily in social work education for decades as the population of older adults continues to expand, as does the need to provide services to support the health and well-being of older adults. Although the need for social workers and other professionals who…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Metropolitan Areas
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Li, Jie – Educational Gerontology, 2022
The development of educational gerontology (EG) policies in mainland China has gone through two stages, the social welfare stage (1982-2000) and the lifelong learning stage (2001-present), and a rudimentary system of EG provisions and legislation has been formed. Although a system of EG practices in mainland China has also been built under the…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Lifelong Learning
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Scerri, Anthony; Schembri, Patrick – Educational Gerontology, 2022
In view of population aging, more older persons are being admitted to acute hospitals. However, the level of care that older people receive is suboptimal. Nurses' negative attitudes and inadequate level of knowledge strongly influence the level of care. The study sought to explore medical and surgical nurses' knowledge and attitudes related to…
Descriptors: Nurses, Aging (Individuals), Hospitals, Older Adults
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Ma, Lihua; Xu, Ling; Chen, Zhirui; Zhang, Xueyan – Educational Gerontology, 2022
Guided by Conditions of Learning Theory, this study investigated how internal and external factors related to web-based learning competence and whether age moderated such associations. Older adults from senior universities and community colleges in Shanghai were recruited (n = 1,310) in 2017. Web-based learning competence, internal factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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de Guzman, Allan B.; Laguilles-Villafuerte, Salvacion – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Growing older is a natural occurrence experienced by all human beings, but a plurality of perspectives influences how understanding aging deviates in multiple context. Senescence now enthuses a profound substantiation to appreciate harmonious aging. Among the diverse corpora of data, songs are found to be useful in communicating, motivating and…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Singing, Older Adults, Psychological Patterns
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Cahill, Mairead; Galvin, Rose; Pettigrew, Judith – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Retirement is now considered a process rather than a single event. Pathways to retirement are evolving and the retirement experiences of academics are becoming increasingly relevant given the aging academic workforce in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) worldwide. Academic retirement studies highlight that most academics continue to work in…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Teacher Retirement, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Hausknecht, Simone; Freeman, Shannon; Martin, Jenny; Nash, Carrie; Skinner, Kelly – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Within many First Nations communities, storytelling, led by Elders recognized as knowledge holders, is a deeply valued aspect of teaching and learning history, language, place, culture, and Indigenous Knowledge. The purpose of this study was to design and evaluate the first iteration of an intergenerational digital storytelling workshop that…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Story Telling, Older Adults
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Lee, Sunwoo – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Obtaining adequate information using digital technology or online communities has become more prevalent during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Therefore, understanding collected resources and information plays a significant role in the ability of older adults to cope with the adversities during the pandemic. On the one hand, older adults are exposed to…
Descriptors: Health Education, Health Promotion, Older Adults, COVID-19
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Rasi, Päivi; Lindberg, Jens; Airola, Ella – Educational Gerontology, 2021
This research seeks to better understand how older people living in sparsely populated areas learn and then use eHealth applications in their everyday lives. The study was conducted in northern Sweden and Lapland in northern Finland, the most sparsely populated areas in these countries. The study focused on the use of following eHealth services: a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Access to Health Care, Drug Therapy
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