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Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology

Submission deadline: 20 April 2023
Special Issue Editors
Marvin Formosa
Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies, University of Malta, Malta
Interests: Active Ageing; Educational Gerontology; Older Adult Learning; Critical Educational Gerontology; Universities of the Third Age; Geragogy; Fourth Age Learning; Older Learners.
Hany Hachem
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; Örebro University, Sweden
Interests: Educational Gerontology; Older Adult Education; Universities for the Third Age; Philosophy of Learning in Later Life.
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues

The World Health Organization designed educational gerontology as the foundation that supports the three key pillars of active ageing - namely, health, social participation and income security. Lifelong learning opportunities in later life enable older persons to age successfully, and remain socially relevant and engaged in society. The integration of lifelong learning into active ageing discourse functions to safeguard the right of persons to age positively since the potential role that learning might play in promoting quality of life in old age has long been recognized by academics and policy makers alike. Older adults’ participation in learning is independently and positively associated with social and psychological wellbeing, even among those typically classified as frail and/or vulnerable by allowing to strengthen their reserve capacities and remaining autonomous and fulfilled.

Manuscripts submitted online at until the first deadline of 31 December 2022 will have their Article Processing Charge waived.

Older adult learning
Universities of the Third Age
Critical Educational Gerontology
Late-life Learning
Older learners
Published Paper (4 Papers)

Active aging and alternatives to age-based retirement

Alfredo Alfageme
IJPS 2023, 9(2), 84–90;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology)
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Re-conceptualizing music education in the older adult life course: A qualitative meta-synthesis

Tuulikki Laes, Andrea Creech
IJPS 2023, 9(3), 15–32;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology)
109 Download 852 Views

Barriers to learning at a U3A in Lebanon: A structurationist perspective

Hany Hachem, Marvin Formosa
IJPS 2023, 9(3), 1–14;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology)
14 Download 492 Views
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International Journal of Population Studies, Electronic ISSN: 2424-8606 Print ISSN: 2424-8150, Published by AccScience Publishing