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Smith, Derek; Zheng, Robert; Metz, Aj; Morrow, Sue; Pompa, Janience; Hill, Justin; Rupper, Rand – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Enhancing the cognitive functionality of digital technology can be critical in learning complex topics like caregiving for older adults. This study examines the deployment of cognitive prompts in video-based training to optimize older adults' cognitive information process in both deep and surface learning. The path analysis revealed the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Prompting
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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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Calhoun, Denise; Lee, Seung Bok – Educational Gerontology, 2019
As America's older population continues to grow, more individuals are experiencing cognitive decline in the United States. At the same time, we live in an age where technology has increasingly become an integral part of our daily lives. Although numerous studies have examined cognitive functions of older adults from a diverse range of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Computer Use
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Xiong, Jie; Zuo, Meiyun – Educational Gerontology, 2019
With the popularization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the e-learning landscape, more and more older adults are participating in MOOC learning activities. Understanding older adults' learning motivations in MOOCs will help MOOC developers design suitable learning systems and appropriate course content for older learners. Using a content…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Learning Motivation, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Chien, Hung-Ju; Tann, David B. – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Currently there is a lack of understanding of dementia by the general public in Taiwan, and more importantly, those who care for dementia suffers. The aim of the current Educational Programme (EP) was to help the participants increase their knowledge of dementia, and thus to strengthen their caring skills for dealing with the Older Adults with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dementia, Caregivers, Family Role
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Gardner, Paula; Alegre, Rio – Educational Gerontology, 2019
In the "Through their Eyes Project" health sciences students are partnered with older adults to explore and assess the age-friendliness of their neighborhood. Using an innovative data collection tool -- 'moving interviews' -- these intergenerational research teams learn about the community and each other by traveling, observing, and…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Older Adults, Social Attitudes, Intergenerational Programs
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Hirakawa, Yoshihisa; Uemura, Mayu Yasuda; Chiang, Chifa; Aoyama, Atsuko – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this study is twofold: to assess the acceptance and usefulness of Nagoya University Small Private Online Courses, which is an online end-of-life care educational program through popular social media designed to supplement traditional end-of-life care education among healthcare professionals and to get constructive feedback with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Online Courses, Death
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Robinson-Dooley, Vanessa; Dumont, Kelly; Riapos, Jennifer A. – Educational Gerontology, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to discuss how university-community partnerships can be utilized to provide affordable and accessible health care for the elderly at community health clinics. A review of community health clinics, usage data from 2013 to 2014 by a sample of aging individuals will be described along with faculty perspectives about the…
Descriptors: Clinics, Aging (Individuals), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
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Tseng, Ming-Hseng; Wu, Hui-Ching – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Continuous elderly learning activities not only empower elderly populations' knowledge about health but also enhance these populations' social connections and social abilities, which can enhance their overall quality of life. Geographic accessibility is a determinant factor for elderly participation in social activities. In this study, we proposed…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Adult Learning, Geographic Location, Community Programs
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Klimczak-Pawlak, Agata; Kossakowska-Pisarek, Sylwia – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This exploratory, retrospective study, which focuses on the needs, attitudes, and emotions of learners attending English as a foreign language courses at the Open University of the University of Warsaw is part of a larger scale project which aims at answering calls voiced, among others, by Boulton-Lewis (2010) to gather more data from older adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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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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Yamashita, Takashi; Keene, Jennifer, R.; Moonie, Sheniz, A.; Shen, Jay J.; Pharr, Jennifer, R.; Yoo, Ji Won – Educational Gerontology, 2018
Health literacy skills are known to be a key mediator of the relationship between education and health in the general population. However, one aspect of health literacy skills--individuals' actual literacy activities--remains understudied, especially among older adults. Health disparities that are driven by inequalities in education and level of…
Descriptors: Literacy, Older Adults, Correlation, Health
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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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Fernández, Enrique Arias; Castro, Juan Lirio; Aguayo, Inmaculada Herranz; González, David Alonso; Martínez, Esther Portal – Educational Gerontology, 2018
This study undertakes a comparative analysis of the negative stereotypes of older persons described by young and older adult university students at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. This study is innovative in that it compares three analytical perspectives: the perception of young students (18-27 years); the perception of older adult students…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Universities, Undergraduate Students, Older Adults
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