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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This book explores the potential for lifelong learning in dementia. A growing social issue, dementia has previously been understood as a wasteland for learning: at best, those with dementia are helped to hold on to some pre-existing skills. This book draws on extensive qualitative data with people with dementia and their families to demonstrate…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Dementia, Intergenerational Programs
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter introduces those posthuman ideas that we have found most useful in our research with people with dementia. These include: 'thing power', 'intra-activity', 'agentic assemblages', 'affinity', 'trans-corporeality', 'submersion' and 'potentia'. We show how we have used them, drawing on 'data events' from our studies. The methodological…
Descriptors: Dementia, Philosophy, Ethics, Lifelong Learning
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
In this chapter we use the posthumanist perspective introduced in Chapter 2 to work with a range of 'data events' from the "Beyond Words" study involving post-verbal people with dementia and their close networks. We discuss and critique the primacy of 'voice' in lifelong learning, where it has been highly privileged. Instead, our…
Descriptors: Dementia, Lifelong Learning, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship
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Quinn, Jocey; Blandon, Claudia – Palgrave Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, 2020
This chapter focuses on the learning that happens in an intergenerational music and arts intervention with pre-verbal children and elderly people with dementia. It draws on qualitative work using a posthumanist framework of observations exploring the embodied engagement of children and elderly people with instruments, space and each other and the…
Descriptors: Dementia, Music Activities, Art Activities, Older Adults