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Muñoz-Rodríguez, Jose-Manuel; Serrate-González, Sara; Navarro, Ana-Belén – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
Through the theoretical framework of pedagogy and education as an instrument of social and personal development, this study addresses two key issues for the construction of a mature-older person's identity, namely, generativity and life satisfaction. The main aim here is to explore the generative interest and life satisfaction of a group of…
Descriptors: Life Satisfaction, Older Adults, College Students, Nontraditional Students
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Larri, Larraine; Whitehouse, Hilary – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
In this paper, we explore the concept of Nannagogy, an innovative pedagogy of informal adult learning enacted by the activist 'disorganisation', the Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed (KNAGs). The 'Nannas' are predominantly older women who undertake non-violent direct action using fibre craft, knit-ins, lock-ons, and occasional street theatre…
Descriptors: Social Change, Older Adults, Females, Activism
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Hedegaard, Joel; Ahl, Helene Ahl – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2019
This article explores the effects of activities in Men's Sheds on elderly women. Specifically, it investigates the opportunities that are made available for women when their husband/partner becomes active in the Men's Shed movement; focussing on 'empowerment', 'gender identity' and 'well-being'. Five focus group interviews and eight individual…
Descriptors: Females, Older Adults, Freedom, Spouses
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Ellis, Bronwyn – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
Music has long been shown to have diverse benefits for all age groups. Music therapy has been used in a variety of situations involving both physical and mental health issues. A report of a United Kingdom study on the benefits of older people's participation in community music activities prompted an investigation of the benefits of a new…
Descriptors: Music Therapy, Music Activities, Older Adults, Questionnaires
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de Palo, Valeria; Limone, Pierpaolo; Monacis, Lucia; Ceglie, Flavio; Sinatra, Maria – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2018
This study assesses the efficacy of e-learning content that has been adapted to cognitive styles in a sample of older adults. Since the personalisation of learning content has been generally associated with learning processes, it was hypothesised that intrinsic motivation, metacognition and self-regulated learning and learning strategies would…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Hypothesis Testing, Learning Motivation, Metacognition
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Tobias, Robert – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This paper reflects on the history of adult and community education (ACE) in Aotearoa New Zealand with special reference to older people's learning. The paper adopts a critical framework and draws on both primary and secondary sources. Key economic, political, social, demographic and cultural forces are discussed along with the huge growth in…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Community Education, Cultural Influences
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Ahl, Helene; Hedegaard, Joel; Golding, Barry – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Australia has around 1,000 Men's Sheds--informal community-based workshops offering men beyond paid work somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. They have proven to be of great benefit for older men's learning, health and wellbeing, social integration, and for developing a positive male identity focusing on community…
Descriptors: Males, Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Self Concept
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Rawinski, Malgorzata Malec – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The general aim of this paper is to present some insights into Polish senior immigrants in Sweden. In particular, it seeks to identify and illustrate the important contribution of previous generations of Polish senior immigrants in building on the diverse culture, traditions and values of the Polish community (Polonia) in Sweden. The paper…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Learning Experience, Older Adults, Immigrants
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Carragher, Lucia – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
The changing social and economic landscape across European Member States and beyond has had a disproportionate effect on older adults. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than among the "buffer generation" of men caught between the silent, strong, austere masculinity of their forefathers and contemporary society--progressive, open and…
Descriptors: Males, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Mixed Methods Research
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Golding, Barry; Foley, Annette – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Learning through life experiences as distinct from learning through the academy and courses have become increasingly important themes in later life adult education research and practice. Whilst the dominant discourse for most younger people is still about education and training for students in standardised and accredited courses, there is…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Personal Narratives, Foreign Countries, Older Adults
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Costa Veloso, Esmeraldina – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
U3As have their origin in 1973 in Toulouse, France, with Professor Pierre Vellas. This French influence was also felt in Portugal and the first Portuguese U3A opened its doors also in the 1970's. However, from inception the Portuguese reality was very different from the French model, especially in regards to its promoters. However, both in France…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Universities, Adult Education
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Withnall, Alexandra – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
Type 2 Diabetes is both an incurable illness and a hidden disability that has reached epidemic proportions on a global scale. It has obviously spawned a huge clinical literature, but no scholarly accounts of learning to live with the illness on a daily basis from a feminist perspective. As an older woman, I have made use of a somewhat…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Chronic Illness, Empowerment, Diabetes
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Findsen, Brian; Golding, Barry; Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
In our final paper we reflectively stand back and ask, "What do we know and what have we learnt about lifelong learning in later life from the international Getting of Wisdom Exchange program and process, including the research papers in this volume?" In critically addressing this question we draw not only on new insights from the papers…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Indigenous Knowledge, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Krašovec, Sabina Jelenc; Golding, Barry; Findsen, Brian; Schmidt-Hertha, Bernhard – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This specially themed ""Getting of Wisdom," Learning in Later Life" Edition of the "Australian Journal of Adult Learning" ("AJAL") is not so much concerned with the issue of ageing itself, but more about quality of life regardless of age. It is about taking, but also giving back as best as possible at any…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Quality of Life, Knowledge Level, Adult Learning
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Findsen, Brian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article investigates the engagement of universities in older adult education in the specific context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Initially, the broader context of the tertiary education system and the place of universities within it are explained. Not unexpectedly adult education, and particularly older adult education, exists only on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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