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Lun, Man Wai Alice – Educational Gerontology, 2019
The increase of the US older adult population requires additional professionally trained staff in health and social services. Exposing knowledge and skills of gerontology to address aging competency among student in higher education can better prepare for students' future educational and career planning. The aim of this study is to understand…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Aging Education, Aging (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Li, Jie – Educational Gerontology, 2019
It is well known that agism is present in both Eastern and Western literature, including in school textbooks. Older people are often portrayed as insignificant, sick, dependent, boring or lonely. Younger generations may develop "gerontophobia" from such textbooks, which is not beneficial for ensuring that individuals can live happily in…
Descriptors: Aging Education, Elementary School Students, Textbooks, Older Adults
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Bartolucci, Marco; Batini, Federico – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Listening to narrative material stimulates and activates multiple areas in the cerebral cortex. It has been shown that such activations produce significant changes in the connectivity of the brain. In literature, findings have shown that in pathological aging (i.e., cognitive decline) patients who underwent a daily narrative training showed some…
Descriptors: Patients, Cognitive Ability, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Aging (Individuals)
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Kruger, Tina M.; Clark-Shirley, Leanne J.; Guest, Marc Aaron – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Given its rapidly-aging population, the U.S. needs a workforce that is informed about and capable of meeting the diverse needs of older adults. Students pursing gerontology education may feel unsure of career opportunities as they enter a job market with traditionally clearly-defined disciplinary backgrounds. The goal of this study was to explore…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Job Applicants, Occupational Information, Advertising
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Benbow, Susan Mary; Tsaroucha, Anna; Sharman, Victoria – Educational Gerontology, 2019
People living with dementia may live in relationship with partners, family members, and significant others. Dementia has been shown to impact on such relationships but relationships also impact on the dementia condition. Thirteen people took part in the study: all were caring for a person living with dementia and two were themselves living with…
Descriptors: Dementia, Interpersonal Relationship, Intimacy, Older Adults
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Park, Myonghwa; Choi, Eun Jeong – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Dementia patients have various caregiving needs, which can be serious sources of stress for their families. The increasing numbers of dementia patients and their families mean that new interventions are required to help families provide these complex caregiving needs. Facilitators of dementia-family support programs struggle to provide various…
Descriptors: Dementia, Family Programs, Patients, Self Efficacy
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Urlings, Judith H. J.; Roelofs, Erik; Cuenen, Ariane; Brijs, Kris; Brijs, Tom; Jongen, Ellen M. M. – Educational Gerontology, 2019
A possible path towards preserving and remediating driving skills while aging is driver training. Previous studies have yielded mixed results with respect to various types of interventions, such as classroom-based training, on-road driving classes and functional abilities training. The present study-incorporated training features found to be…
Descriptors: Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Driver Education, Computer Simulation
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Jin, Bora; Lee, Jihyun; Baumgartner, Lisa M. – Educational Gerontology, 2019
While aquatic exercises have been considered one of the most appropriate learning activities for older adult learners because they are safe and beneficial for health, limited evidence exists regarding how older adult learners perceive their learning environment and different learning strategies. Thus, our research explored older adults'…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Older Adults, Aquatic Sports, Exercise
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Smith, Derek; Zheng, Robert; Metz, Aj; Morrow, Sue; Pompa, Janience; Hill, Justin; Rupper, Rand – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Enhancing the cognitive functionality of digital technology can be critical in learning complex topics like caregiving for older adults. This study examines the deployment of cognitive prompts in video-based training to optimize older adults' cognitive information process in both deep and surface learning. The path analysis revealed the…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Processes, Prompting
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de Maio Nascimento, Marcelo; Giannouli, Eleftheria – Educational Gerontology, 2019
This descriptive paper presents the model of the Brazilian Universities of the Third Age (U3A). In a country with 208 million inhabitants and accelerated population aging, U3A's set of regular courses, lectures, workshops and group dynamics serve as a low-cost and high-efficacy strategy that promotes lifelong education and social integration.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Gerontology, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals)
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Calhoun, Denise; Lee, Seung Bok – Educational Gerontology, 2019
As America's older population continues to grow, more individuals are experiencing cognitive decline in the United States. At the same time, we live in an age where technology has increasingly become an integral part of our daily lives. Although numerous studies have examined cognitive functions of older adults from a diverse range of…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Computer Use
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Xiong, Jie; Zuo, Meiyun – Educational Gerontology, 2019
With the popularization of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the e-learning landscape, more and more older adults are participating in MOOC learning activities. Understanding older adults' learning motivations in MOOCs will help MOOC developers design suitable learning systems and appropriate course content for older learners. Using a content…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Learning Motivation, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Chien, Hung-Ju; Tann, David B. – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Currently there is a lack of understanding of dementia by the general public in Taiwan, and more importantly, those who care for dementia suffers. The aim of the current Educational Programme (EP) was to help the participants increase their knowledge of dementia, and thus to strengthen their caring skills for dealing with the Older Adults with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dementia, Caregivers, Family Role
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Gardner, Paula; Alegre, Rio – Educational Gerontology, 2019
In the "Through their Eyes Project" health sciences students are partnered with older adults to explore and assess the age-friendliness of their neighborhood. Using an innovative data collection tool -- 'moving interviews' -- these intergenerational research teams learn about the community and each other by traveling, observing, and…
Descriptors: Health Sciences, Older Adults, Social Attitudes, Intergenerational Programs
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De Guzman, Allan B.; Dumantay, Martin Cyrus F. – Educational Gerontology, 2019
This study examined the roles of future time perspective and affective commitment on the work engagement of a select group of aging Filipino professoriate. A total of 208 respondents aged 40-60 years old, teaching at the largest Catholic University in the Philippines, were requested to accomplish a multi-aspect questionnaire covering the variables…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), College Faculty, Correlation
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