Learning choices, older Australians and active ageing

Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M. & Buys, Laurie (2015) Learning choices, older Australians and active ageing. Educational Gerontology, 41(11), pp. 757-766.

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This paper reports on the findings of qualitative, semi-structured interviews conducted with 40 older Australian participants who either did or did not engage in organized learning. Phenomenology was used to guide the interviews and analysis to explore the lived learning experiences and perspectives of these older people. Their experiences of learning can be described in two main categories of pleasure and leisure or purpose and relevance. Almost all the activities described in these categories have the potential to support health and wellbeing. Organisers of activities should take these reasons into account.

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ID Code: 85157
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Ageing, Learning
DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2015.1039455
ISSN: 1521-0472
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
  • GRF (HONG KONG)/c00548
Copyright Owner: Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2015 01:03
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2016 04:54

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