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Chae, Soo Eun; Kang, Gusup – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2018
Using Korean Longitudinal Study of Aging data, we examined the influence of older adults' individual characteristics (i.e. marital status, health and economic status) on life satisfaction, with the mediating effect of older adults' active participation in lifelong learning. As a result, some individual characteristics appeared to significantly…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Lifelong Learning, Life Satisfaction, Foreign Countries
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Talmage, Craig A.; Mark, Rob; Slowey, Maria; Knopf, Richard C. – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The global society is facing a new burgeoning element: an ageing population. Response to the educational needs and interests of older adults requires innovative pedagogies and practices of teaching, research, and community engagement. While traditionally geared towards provision for younger adults, the case is presented that universities have the…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Educational Needs, College Role
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Ratana-Ubol, Archanya; Richards, Cameron – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2016
The concept of the university of the third age (U3A) is well established overseas and a key international focus for emerging global networks of senior citizen (i.e. seniors) lifelong learning. However it is yet to become so in Thailand although it too is in the process of becoming an ageing society. Moreover, this is despite the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning
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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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Findsen, Brian; McEwan, Brett; McCullough, Sarah – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2011
Undertaken in the context of an ageing population and under-representation of older adults in formal education in Scotland, this paper reports on selected findings from research funded by the West of Scotland Wider Access Forum. Using a longitudinal design, the project sought, over a two-year period, to track the experiences of 85 working class…
Descriptors: Working Class, Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals)