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Creely, Edwin; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
A change-of-life issue for older people is finding ways to engage meaningfully and be creative. Sustaining a sense of self-efficacy in one's abilities to be productive is vital for wellbeing. Our research explored the perceived self-efficacy developed in an Australian University of the Third Age poetry class. We gathered data from one class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Poetry, Creative Writing
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Hepburn, Shamette; Sintos Coloma, Roland – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
This paper examines how ageing transmigrants engage in practises that serve to decolonise life course in order to create increased opportunities to live well. It analyses the experiences of Jamaican Canadian older adults (age 60 and older) who decided to remain in Canada, return to Jamaica, or travel between countries after retirement. As…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Aging (Individuals), Migration, Foreign Countries
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Chae, Soo Eun; Kang, Gusup – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Using Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging data, we examined the influence of older adults' individual characteristics (i.e. marital status, health and economic status) on life satisfaction, with the mediating effect of older adults' active participation in lifelong learning. As a result, some individual characteristics appeared to significantly…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Meyers, Rebecca – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
This article uses the concept of bounded agency to interpret the findings of a study that explored the training and job-seeking activities of a group of older adults. A qualitative, phenomenological approach was used to obtain personal and nuanced accounts of their experiences. A series of semi-structured interviews was conducted with eight adults…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Economically Disadvantaged, Aging (Individuals)
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Numbers of people with dementia are projected to grow to 682 million globally by 2050. However, despite this escalation, the widely-promoted positive vision of lifelong learning throughout all ages does not extend to people with dementia. Constructions of learning for those with dementia are predominantly limited to the management of symptoms. The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Dementia, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Tam, Maureen – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Ageing and learning are value-laden concepts that are culturally relevant. Culture plays an important role in influencing what people think, resulting in different views and understandings by people from diverse cultural backgrounds. In the literature, there have been research and discussions relating culture with ageing and culture with learning…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Aging (Individuals), Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Talmage, Craig A.; Mark, Rob; Slowey, Maria; Knopf, Richard C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The global society is facing a new burgeoning element: an ageing population. Response to the educational needs and interests of older adults requires innovative pedagogies and practices of teaching, research, and community engagement. While traditionally geared towards provision for younger adults, the case is presented that universities have the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Educational Needs, College Role
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Kimberley, Helen; Golding, Barry; Simons, Bonnie – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This paper explores┬ásome important aspects of the generation of practical knowledge through later life. It is about the relationship between knowledge generation, agency and capability, developed informally through the life experiences in and through the Company of Others. It emphasises how the everyday processes of socialisation create invaluable…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Correlation, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults
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Mestheneos, Elizabeth; Withnall, Alexandra – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The health of ageing populations is a real concern across the world so that the concept of active ageing has been advocated as a framework for appropriate educational policies and programmes to support people as they grow older. The other elements discussed here are health and healthy life expectancy (HLE) acknowledging that as people age, they…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Health
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Ratana-Ubol, Archanya; Richards, Cameron – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The concept of the university of the third age (U3A) is well established overseas and a key international focus for emerging global networks of senior citizen (i.e. seniors) lifelong learning. However it is yet to become so in Thailand although it too is in the process of becoming an ageing society. Moreover, this is despite the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
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Sabeti, Shari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper is based on a long-term ethnography of an adult creative writing class situated in a major urban art gallery in the United Kingdom. It takes the claims of one group of older adults--that creative writing made them "feel younger"--as the starting point for exploring this connection further. It places these claims broadly within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Li, Sicong; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
Across the globe populations are ageing and living longer. Older people seek meaningful ways of occupying and enjoying their later years. Frequently, this takes the form of learning a new skill, in this case playing the piano keyboard. From the initial act of commitment to learning comes a raft of related aspects that influence the learner, their…
Descriptors: Music, Musical Instruments, Older Adults, Case Studies
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Buffel, Tine; Verte, Dominique; De Donder, Liesbeth; De Witte, Nico; Dury, Sarah; Vanwing, Tom; Bolsenbroek, Anouk – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
This article presents a theoretical framework for exploring the dynamics between older people and their immediate social living environment. After introducing a gerontological perspective that goes beyond "microfication," a literature review presents findings from studies that have explored the role of place and locality for older people. Next,…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Older Adults, Gerontology, Place of Residence
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Findsen, Brian; McEwan, Brett; McCullough, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Undertaken in the context of an ageing population and under-representation of older adults in formal education in Scotland, this paper reports on selected findings from research funded by the West of Scotland Wider Access Forum. Using a longitudinal design, the project sought, over a two-year period, to track the experiences of 85 working class…
Descriptors: Working Class, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)
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Glendenning, Frank – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1983
Gerontology emerged as a discipline in America in the 1940s and 1950s. Since the 1950s, it has developed much more slowly in Britain. The study of gerontology generally aims to improve the knowledge base about the aged and the aging process in order to provide better qualified personnel and develop a more efficient delivery system to serve the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Aging (Individuals), Educational Gerontology, Lifelong Learning
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