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Altay, Burçak – Educational Gerontology, 2017
In design disciplines, an affective understanding of users' everyday lives can increase designer sensitivity and awareness, leading to higher-quality design outcomes. Developing students' empathic understanding within design education is required to accomplish this goal. This article discusses learning strategies that enhance students' empathic…
Descriptors: Empathy, Older Adults, Design, Foreign Countries
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Gatti, Fabiana M.; Brivio, Eleonora; Galimberti, Carlo – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The generational digital divide can be understood as a response to the physical and psychosocial decline of older people. Recently, there has been interest in reducing the generational digital divide because of societal costs, and several studies state that tablets seem to help the elderly due to usability and functions that easily fulfill the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Training
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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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Hart, Ariel R.; Dillard, Rebecca; Perkins, Molly M.; Vaughan, Camille P.; Kinlaw, Kathy; McKay, J. Lucas; Waldrop-Valverde, Drenna; Hagen, Kimberley; Wincek, Ron C.; Hackney, Madeleine E. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The DREAMS Team research advocacy training program helps clinical faculty and health students introduce basic clinical research concepts to diverse older adults to galvanize their active involvement in the research process. Older adults are frequently underrepresented in clinical research, due to barriers to participation including distrust,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Partnerships in Education, Advocacy, Community Education
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Bjursell, Cecilia; Nystedt, Paul; Björklund, Anita; Sternäng, Ola – Educational Gerontology, 2017
A prolonged working life is crucial for sustaining social welfare and fiscal stability for countries facing ageing populations. The group of older adults is not homogeneous; however, differences within the group may affect the propensity to continue working and to participate in continuing education. The aim of this paper is to explore how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Older Adults, Gender Differences
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Dijkman, Bea; Reehuis, Lidwien; Roodbol, Petrie – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Universities of applied sciences in Europe face the challenge of preparing students in health and social care for working with older people and contributing to the innovations needed in light of the ageing of society, along with changes in the health and social care systems in many countries. Dealing with the special needs of older people and the…
Descriptors: Competence, Older Adults, Higher Education, Aging (Individuals)
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Werner, Perla; Jabel, Hanan Abo; Reuveni, Yehudit; Prilutzki, Daniela – Educational Gerontology, 2017
Research in the area of public stigma and Alzheimer disease (AD) is attracting increased attention in the last years. However, studies are limited to assessing the topic among adult persons. The aims of this study were to assess stigmatic beliefs toward a person with AD in high-school students and to examine whether majority-minority status is…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Alzheimers Disease, Aging (Individuals), High School Students
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Chien, Hung-Ju; Tann, D. B. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The aim of the Multigenerational Learning Program (MLP) is to increase multigenerational interactions through activities, which will help all learners including middle aged to older adults, university students, and children to improve multigenerational understanding, and increase their positive attitudes toward each other. The MLP activities were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intergenerational Programs, Participant Characteristics, Learning Activities
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Helmes, Edward; Van Gerven, Pascal W. M. – Educational Gerontology, 2017
The construct of cognitive reserve has primarily been defined in terms of a single proxy measure, education. There may, however, be alternative, potentially additive, proxy measures of cognitive reserve, such as rural or urban residence. Using a large sample of 10,263 older Canadians, ranging in age between 64 and 99 years (mean age = 75.7 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Urban Areas, Older Adults
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Holdsworth, Jason K.; Arun, Özgür – Educational Gerontology, 2017
While there are various approaches to gerontological and geriatrics (and social sciences) education globally, a component commonly included in undergraduate education is a final thesis project. In Turkey, the Department of Gerontology at Akdeniz University has undertaken a unique approach to thesis development that values and draws on accessing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Theses, Gerontology
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Majeski, Robin A.; Stover, Merrily; Ronch, Judah – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Aging professionals have not always effectively communicated about aging to the general public (Feather, 2015). Due at least in part to this, the public often holds inaccurate, ageist beliefs about older adults and aging services/gerontology has been difficult to promote as a desirable career option (Feather, 2015). The authors address this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Asynchronous Communication, Gerontology, Aging Education
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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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Tabuchi, Megumi; Miura, Asako – Educational Gerontology, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of young people's reactions to changes in older people's generativity when wisdom is transmitted to the younger people. Participants included 48 male adults aged 63-77 years. Each participant was assigned to either the condition of "wisdom from experiences of failure" or the…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Males, Older Adults, Personal Narratives
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Kosteniuk, Julie G.; Morgan, Debra G.; O'Connell, Megan E.; Dal Bello-Haas, Vanina; Stewart, Norma J. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Home care staff who provide housekeeping and personal care to individuals with dementia generally have lower levels of dementia care training compared with other health care providers. The study's purposes were to determine whether the professional role of home care staff in a predominantly rural region was associated with preferences for delivery…
Descriptors: Dementia, Older Adults, Rural Areas, Delivery Systems
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Wang, Renfeng; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Backer, Free; Shihua, Li; Honghui, Pan; Thomas, Valerie; Vanslambrouck, Silke; Lombaerts, Koen – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Background and aim: Even though the beneficial effects of elderly learning are widely acknowledged, many older Chinese people are still not involved. This paper aims to examine the barriers that affect the level of educational participation of older adults in China. Methodology: Using a focus group methodology, 43 older participants (aged 55 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Barriers, Access to Education
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