Active Ageing, Active Learning: Issues and Challenges by Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis (auth.), Gillian Boulton-Lewis,

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By Gillian M. Boulton-Lewis (auth.), Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam (eds.)

This ebook is anxious with the overall 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 via quite a few the world over well known researchers and scholar-practitioners within the field.

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Generationen in der Gesellschaft, Forschungsgruppe Altern und Lebenslauf (Forschungsbericht 73). Berlin: Freie Universität Berlin. McNair, S. (2005). The age of choice: A new agenda for learning and work. In A. Tuckett & A. ), Demography and older learners: Approaches to a new policy challenge (pp. 27–38). Leicester: National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. McNair, S. (2009). Demography and lifelong learning. Leicester: National Institute for Adult Continuing Education. Mitchell, W. (2008).

The focus of this chapter is on the education and learning aspect of participation in active ageing. Two recent studies in Australia have explored the concept of active ageing: the Australian Active Ageing survey (National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre 2005) investigated the indicators and meaning of active ageing for older adults, and the Department for Community Development, Government of Western Australia (2006) developed and implemented the Active Ageing Benchmark Indicators. Both studies described active ageing for older people in terms of being proactive in keeping healthy, * This chapter is adapted from Boulton-Lewis, G.

They conclude that their findings clearly indicate that aerobic exercise is neuroprotective and that starting an exercise regimen later in life is not futile for either enhancing cognition or augmenting brain volume (p. 5). Active Engagement with Life The Rowe and Kahn (1999) Successful Ageing model involves two separate elements to active engagement with life, namely maintaining close social networks and doing interesting things. Maintaining Social Networks It’s an unfortunate fact of life that the closer we are to the wrong end of the lifelong learning continuum, the greater the chances are of losing important social networks and becoming socially isolated.

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