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Garnet, Dustin; Sinner, Anita; Walker, Cindy; Esmat, Ranya; Yi, Seonjeong – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Third-age learning is a subset of lifelong learning enjoyed by individuals in the stage of retirement, and often 60¬†years or older. Community art education (CAE) for learners in the third age commonly occurs in recreational settings, nursing homes, museums, libraries and places of worship. In addition to these informal learning sites, there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Community Education, Art Education, Lifelong Learning
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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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Broecher, Joachim; Davis, Joyce H.; Painter, Janet F. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2017
Using qualitative interviews, focus groups, storytelling and collective journaling, the life experiences of people in a local village community, in South Westphalia, Germany, born between 1930 and 1945, were analysed collaboratively. The research intention was to give the younger generations in that region access to these experiences and insights,…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Intergenerational Programs, Self Determination, Females
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Spiteri, Damian – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
This study analyses what motivates older people to attend "day centres" in Malta and what they believe that they derive from young people who carry out their placements at these day "centres" These young people, who are aged 16-17, attend a vocational college in Malta and are studying health and social care. The study is based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Older Adults, Day Programs
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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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Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The international University of the Third Age (U3A) embodies the principles of lifelong learning and personal fulfilment amongst members. The research reported in this article focused on the Choir of the U3A Hawthorn, Melbourne, Australia and the benefits perceived by members undertaking this active music engagement in non-competitive choral…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Life Satisfaction, Singing