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de Maio Nascimento, Marcelo; Giannouli, Eleftheria – Educational Gerontology, 2019
This descriptive paper presents the model of the Brazilian Universities of the Third Age (U3A). In a country with 208 million inhabitants and accelerated population aging, U3A's set of regular courses, lectures, workshops and group dynamics serve as a low-cost and high-efficacy strategy that promotes lifelong education and social integration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Pitkälä, Kaisu H.; Finne-Soveri, Harriet; Immonen, Susanna; Lehti, Tuuli; Tiilikainen, Ida; Vesterinen, Teppo; Saarinen, Esa – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article describes a new type of team training that involves undergraduate students of medicine, students from the Aalto University (industrial engineering and management, architecture, information networks, collaborative and industrial design and bioinformation technology) and specialized home care nurses. During the course, the students…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork, Older Adults, Medical Students
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Lee, Pai-Lin; Chang, Hui-Hsiang; Huang, Chih Kun; Cheng, Wen-Chen; Lee, Pi-Yu; Chao, Hui-Chen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Objective: Memory loss affects a large proportion of older adults. Research indicates a positive association between memory training and better memory performance as people age. However, studies on specific memory training using an experimental design are limited. This study explored whether memory training has improved memory performance in a…
Descriptors: Memory, Training, Older Adults, Educational Gerontology
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Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M.; Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
There has not been ample recent research on teaching older adults. However, as described below, there is mounting research in how and why older adults want to learn. This brief discussion is derived from work undertaken for a workshop in Hong Kong on issues in teaching older adults. It combines recent research on learning and teaching in higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Older Adults, Adult Education
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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Facing the challenges of a fast-growing ageing population -- amidst the worldwide trends of declining birth rates and longer lifespans -- the Hong Kong government has since two decades ago developed and implemented policies and plans for senior adults in Hong Kong to engage in third age learning, both formally and informally. This paper first…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Educational Gerontology
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Escolar Chua, Rowena L.; de Guzman, Allan B. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
A considerable number of studies have been carried out to explore the experiences of the elderly engaging in third age education, however, most of these investigations have focused on elderly motivation, the benefits accruing from their participation, and the barriers they have encountered during their lifelong learning experience. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Agmon, Maayan; Doron, Israel; Ergon-Karlin, Shlomit – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article describes and discusses a novel academic course founded by the Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel, which tried to establish an alternative interaction between graduate students and older persons as part of its graduate academic program. The course "Social Activism and Old Age: From Exclusion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Graduate Students, Older Adults
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Casey, Melissa; Randall, Logan; Isaacson, Charlena; Bell, Michaela; Fox, Heidi; Stephenson, Kathryn; Scott, Alexus; LaFond, Ashton; Seccomb, Emma; Tadday, Brittany – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to provide an intergenerational exchange as undergraduate students taking an introductory Psychology of Aging course, interviewed and watched films with older adult participants (N = 13) residing in an assisted living community. The undergraduate researchers (N = 10) conducted and transcribed interviews,…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Undergraduate Students, Aging (Individuals)
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Intrieri, Robert C.; Kurth, Maria L. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The present study assessed knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults in a sample of 271 Non-Hispanic White and African-American undergraduates. Research examining racial differences in knowledge of aging, attitudes toward aging, ageism, and contact with older adults has been sparse. Results for the current…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Aging (Individuals), Aging Education, Social Attitudes
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Tam, Maureen – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This paper discusses retirement as a learning process, where learning, be it formal or informal, enables retirees to adjust to the transition from work to retirement. Such discussion is important given the fact that the world population is aging and that more people are retiring in the next few decades. Moreover, people are experiencing an…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Retirement, Preretirement Education
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Hou, Su-I – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This article introduces a Taiwan Study Abroad program on aging, culture, and healthcare. The program is a short-term academic summer program (6 credits) to bring U.S. students to Taiwan. During 2011 ~ 2015, a total of four groups including over 54 students and faculty members participated. This program partnered with multiple universities,…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Aging (Individuals), Program Descriptions, Field Experience Programs
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Meyer, Claudia; McMillan, Sally; Browning, Colette; Appannah, Arti; Ogrin, Rajna – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Diversity is what makes a person unique, with the intersection of diversity characteristics potentially a strength or a barrier to accessing healthcare, and thereby affecting health and well-being outcomes. Many older people with diverse needs are not accessing appropriate services to meet their needs, leading to suboptimal health and well-being.…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Workshops, Older Adults, Community Involvement
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Kern, Dominique – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Since the 1950s in the USA and a bit later in Europe, researchers have started publishing results of systematic research on the learning of older adults. Some have also contributed to constructing theoretical definitions within this theme of research. The perception of older adults as potential learners is a widely shared paradigm. However, there…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Elpers, Kathy; Amano, Takashi; DeCoster, Vaughn; Johnson, Missy – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) is a significant challenge for staff working in long-term care facilities. This study examines the effectiveness of a psycho-educational training aimed at changing staff's attitudes. The results indicated that participants' attitudes toward dementia were more positive,…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Staff Development, Pilot Projects, Dementia
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Ramírez Gómez, Danya – Educational Gerontology, 2016
This article proposes an exploratory application of the principles of critical geragogy (Formosa, 2002, 2011, 2012) to foreign language (FL) education (i.e., L2 learning in the L1 community). Critical geragogy is an educational, practical framework intended to empower older adults and lead them to emancipate from age strictures (Glendenning &…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Older Adults, Educational Gerontology, Second Language Learning
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