Learning choices, older Australians and active ageing
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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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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
|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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