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Smith, Stephanie D.; Rowan, Noell L.; Arms, Tamatha E.; Hohn, Kristen L.; Galbraith, Craig S. – Educational Gerontology, 2021
A collaboration between social work and nursing faculty created a curriculum to improve cultural awareness and knowledge of LGBT older population's health and quality of life. Social work and nursing students completed a pre/post survey following the educational intervention; results from this mixed methods study indicated positive change in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, LGBTQ People, Risk, Health Services
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Newsham, Tina M. K.; Schuster, Amy M.; Guest, M. Aaron; Nikzad-Terhune, Katherina; Rowles, Graham D. – Educational Gerontology, 2021
College students are poised to take on important leadership roles in society, and as such, it is vital that they understand the interests and needs of people throughout the life course and that they do not harbor ageist believes that may play out in the policies they enact, the services they provide, or the products they create. Many college…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Older Adults, Grandparents, Service Learning
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Ingebrand, Elias; Samuelsson, Christina; Hydén, Lars-Christer – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Recent studies have demonstrated that people living with dementia, contrary to common believes, are capable of novel learning without structured interventions. Opportunities for learning throughout an individual's lifespan have been acknowledged as important factors in facilitating social participation and promoting wellbeing. However, little is…
Descriptors: Dementia, Adult Learning, Well Being, Learning Processes
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Hamilton, Gillian; Lowes, Susan; Hochstetler, Vicki; Pierson, Kristen; Volk, Kylee – Educational Gerontology, 2021
The number of Americans with dementia is expected to triple in 30 years. A workforce prepared to care for those persons is critical. A unique course at Arizona State University was created to address that need. Students enrolled in a course with weekly lectures by professionals working in dementia care, and also visited a person living with…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Reaction, Student Motivation, Student Journals
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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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Lee, Kathy; Fields, Noelle L.; Cassidy, Jessica; Feinhals, Gretchen – Educational Gerontology, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine the experience of Senior Companions with telephone reassurance program training delivered via Zoom and the feasibility of using teleconferencing as a platform for training older adult volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers were recruited from a local Senior Companion Program. We assessed…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Older Adults, Videoconferencing, Pandemics
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Chaichian, Mohammad A. – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Using the "theory of continuity," and based on quantitative and qualitative data collected from an online survey and one-on-one interviews from a nonrandom sample of retired faculty, this exploratory study examines guiding considerations for transition to retirement at a mid-sized University in the Midwest. Abolition of mandatory…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Older Workers, College Faculty, Private Colleges
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Dexter, Casey A. – Educational Gerontology, 2021
The project described in this paper was designed for an undergraduate course titled the "Psychology of Adulthood and Aging". This course, capped at 20 students, is typically comprised of psychology, pre-nursing, and family studies students. The student learning objectives (SLO's) for the course are: (1) to understand and apply current…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Undergraduate Students, Course Descriptions, Psychology
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Harvey, K.; Griffin, M. – Educational Gerontology, 2021
One vital role of fitness instructors is that of educator, yet scant theorization about this educative role exists. To address this lacuna in scholarship, we utilized a constructivist grounded theory methodology to develop a theory of embodied education that takes place between the fitness instructor and older exercisers in group exercise classes.…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Older Adults, Grounded Theory, Exercise
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Shaheen, Qudsia; Kothari, Anita; Conklin, James; Sibbald, Shannon – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Communities of Practice (CoPs) are a powerful strategy for supporting knowledge sharing amongst members working in a common field. Information, knowledge and evidence in the field of older adult healthcare and aging have grown exponentially over the past decade. This study reports results from a secondary qualitative analysis of ethnographic data…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Communities of Practice, Health Services, Aging (Individuals)
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Garcia, Kerolyn Ramos; Rodrigues, Liliana; Pereira, Leonardo; Busse, Grazyna; Irbe, Madara; Almada, Marta; Christensen, Cindy; Midão, Luís; Dias, Inês; Heery, Daniel; Hardy, Rachel; Quarta, Barbara; Poulain, Maria Magdalena; Bertram, Mariola; Karnikowski, Margô; Costa, Elísio – Educational Gerontology, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global population, not only in terms of health, but also in the economic, psychosocial, and educational domains. Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been presented as the main currently available solution to reduce the effects of social isolation and for the maintenance of educational…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Older Adults, Technological Literacy
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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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Lee, Youjung; Kim, Young-Mi; Bronstein, Laura; Fox, Vince – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Intergenerational volunteerism is a global phenomenon that aids multiple generations. Considering the positive evidence of volunteering among older adults and their desire for engagement with children, it is important to explore older adult volunteers' experiences in intergenerational programs with a specific focus on the cultural and social…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Volunteers, Older Adults, Phenomenology
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Kim, Eun Hae; Chee, Kyong Hee; DeStefano, Clay; Broome, Anna; Bell, Brenda – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Community-based exercise classes may enhance health outcomes for older adults, but they tend to have high drop-out rates. Given age integration theory, structuring social support opportunities may be one effective solution for this problem. The objectives of this study are to determine 1) if the proposed 'Intergenerational Exercise Buddy Program'…
Descriptors: Persistence, Intergenerational Programs, Physical Activities, Older Adults
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Lee, Othelia Eun-Kyoung; Kim, Do-Hong; Beum, Kyung Ah – Educational Gerontology, 2020
This study examined ways in which Information and Communication Technology (ICT) plays a role in contexts between two countries: the US and South Korea, comparing individual situations and structural factors that support the use of ICT among older adults. Surveys were administered to 113 US and 104 Korean community-dwelling respondents, inquiring…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cultural Context, Educational Attainment, Knowledge Level
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