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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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Lemmetty, Soila; Collin, Kaija – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Rapid changes in working life have raised awareness of the need for lifelong learning among personnel, and there is increasing concern regarding the sustainability of such learning, especially in growth companies, where learning can be seen as a prerequisite for many work practices. Hence, the aim of this study is to understand the sustainability…
Descriptors: Well Being, Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Lifelong Learning
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Schoultz, Magnus; Öhman, Johan; Quennerstedt, Mikael – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2020
Previous studies have demonstrated that there is a positive relationship between learning activities and health in general and that learning has a positive impact on the psychological, mental and social aspects of health. Despite this, there are still unanswered questions about the relationship between and the concepts of health and learning. The…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Learning Processes, Well Being
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Hardy, Margaret; Oprescu, Florin; Millear, Prudence; Summers, Mathew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
To determine the resources baby boomers use or develop to strategise successful engagement as later life university students, informal semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 Australian baby boomers. The phenomenological data was analysed, themes identified and aligned with the volition phase stages of the adapted Health Action Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Baby Boomers, Adult Students, College Students
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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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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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Tikkanen, Tarja; Nissinen, Kari – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to explore participation in job-related lifelong learning (LLL) among well-educated mature workers and compare it across four Nordic countries. Although this group generally is very active in LLL, the centrality of knowledge work in society, rapid pace of skills-renewal and rising learning demands for all…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Well Being, Workplace Learning, Human Capital
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Zepke, Nick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to argue that student engagement, an important area for research about learning and teaching in formal higher education, has an elective affinity with neoliberalism, a hegemonic ideology in many countries of the developed world. The paper first surveys an extensive research literature examining student engagement and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods
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Hyland-Russell, Tara; Syrnyk, Corinne – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This paper focuses on the results of a mixed-methods study of 13 participants in a Radical Humanities programme designed as a transformative learning space for low-income adults who have experienced barriers to learning. Using demographic questionnaires, semi-structured narrative interviews and course evaluations this study examined participants'…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adults, Economically Disadvantaged
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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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de Melo Neto, José Francisco; da Costa, Francisco Xavier Pereira – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2015
This article seeks to show the relation between popular education and solidarity economy in experiences of solidarity economy enterprises in Brazil. It is based on diverse experiences which have occurred in various sectors of this economy, highlighting those experiences which took place in João Pessoa with the creation of a Cooperative of Workers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Popular Education, Global Approach, Social Systems
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Lauzon, Al – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
This essay argues that capacity development is a response to changes in the organization and practice of agricultural extension as these changes have excluded small resource farmers. In this essay I trace the changes in the organization of agricultural extension through to the emergence of the concept and practice of capacity development. The idea…
Descriptors: Rural Extension, Adult Education, Capacity Building, Agricultural Occupations
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Zepke, Nick – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2013
This article addresses the question: how can lifelong education contribute to subjective well-being by engaging learners and fostering active citizenship? The question arises due to the fact that governments in the western world have identified well-being as an important policy driver. Well-being research suggests that subjective well-being,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Well Being, Learner Engagement
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Goldman, Juliette D. G.; Bode, Andrew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2012
Many children raised in orphanages suffered ongoing child abuse and neglect including sexual abuse, and nearly all were denied an adequate education. This paper explores adult females' perceptions of the impacts on their education of child sexual abuse they suffered while living in orphanages in Australia. In-depth qualitative and anonymous…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Females, Educational Finance
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