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Active Ageing, Active Learning: Issues and Challenges by Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam

By Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam

This booklet is worried with the final problems with growing older, studying and schooling for the aged after which with the extra particular problems with why, how and what elders are looking to research. This monograph involves 10 chapters written through quite a few the world over well known researchers and scholar-practitioners within the box.

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Zlobicki, M. T. (2005, August). Learning and active ageing. Paper presented at the EARLI Conference, August 23–27, 2005, Nicosia, Cyprus. Boulton-Lewis, G. , & Lovie-Kitchin, J. (2006). Learning and active aging. Educational Gerontology, 32(4), 271–282. , & Iliffe, S. (2006). Which model of successful ageing should be used? Baseline findings from a British longitudinal survey of ageing. Age and Ageing, 35(6), 607–614. Butler, R. N. (2002). The study of productive aging. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 57(6), S323.

On intelligence tests, substantial practice effects counteract true declines of ageing and remain significant even with an interval of 7 years between tests. Variability between individuals also increases as people age (Rabbit et al. 2004). Charness (1992) suggested that the critical issue in terms of age and performance is how the older person compensates for changes in processing speed and working memory. Obviously, the nature and amount of learning achieved in early and middle life impacts on the capacity of older adults when they are learning new skills and knowledge in later life in areas where they already have expertise.

W. (2006). A coconstructionist view of the third age: The case of cognition. Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 26, 131–151. Withnall, A. (2000). Older learners – Issues and perspectives (Working papers of the Global colloquium on supporting lifelong learning) [online]. Milton Keynes: Open University. uk/lifelong-learning Wolf, M. A. (2009). Older adulthood. In P. ), The Routledge international handbook of lifelong learning. London: Routledge. World Health Organization (WHO). (2002). Active ageing: A policy framework.

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