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Improving Learning in Later Life - Improving Learning (Paperback)
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Improving Learning in Later Life - Improving Learning (Paperback)

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Paperback 162 Pages / Published: 14/07/2009
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With life expectancy increasing, there is growing emphasis on encouraging older people to continue learning. This comes as part of a strategy to allow them to remain healthy, independent and vitally engaged in society for as long as possible. All the same, policymakers have barely begun to address the issues involved and the perspectives of these learners. This book presents insightful research that will help shift the focus of debate onto the learning experiences of older people themselves. It offers a critical overview of the development of theoretical and philosophical approaches to later life learning that have developed over the last three decades, drawing on published work from the USA, the UK, Australia and other countries. It documents the individual experiences of older people through a variety of methods, including:

Focus group discussions

Learning diaries kept by older people

Questionnaires considering, among other issues, older people's definition on what learning is

Interviews and commentary

This material gives a sense of the breadth and diversity of older people's experiences, as well as the enormous range of learning activities, both informal and formal, in which they are engaged in retirement. In a climate of debate and change concerning the provision and funding of non-vocational learning opportunities for adults of any age, this study's findings will be of particular importance. It will appeal to researchers and students of education as well as those directly involved in the implementation of courses and classes involving older learners.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415461726
Number of pages: 162
Weight: 233 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

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