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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

Adult Education Research Conference

2006

Older adults

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The Role Of Self-Directed Learning In Older Adults’ Health Care, Janet S. Valente Aug 2006

The Role Of Self-Directed Learning In Older Adults’ Health Care, Janet S. Valente

Adult Education Research Conference

This descriptive study expands the understanding of the impact of self-directed learning (SDL) on older adults’ health care. Findings reveal motivating and controlling factors that influence learners, identifies a SDL process specific to health care, offers insights into the perceptions older adults’ hold, and barriers they encounter.


How Do Older Adult Volunteer Instructors Describe Their Peer Teaching Experiences At A Lifelong Learning Institute (Lli), Ilseon Choi Jun 2006

How Do Older Adult Volunteer Instructors Describe Their Peer Teaching Experiences At A Lifelong Learning Institute (Lli), Ilseon Choi

Adult Education Research Conference

This paper explored peer teaching experiences of older adult volunteer instructors at a Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI). Data was collected through in-depth interviews with the instructors, observations of classes, and documents of the LLI. Analysis revealed various aspects of peer teaching of adults: participants enjoy teaching, they describe their role as facilitator of learning, interaction in class results in reciprocity, and participants voluntarily continue to develop courses and teaching materials.