A description of learning in a group of well elderly over the age of 75

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dc.contributor.advisor McElhinney, James H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Michael, Ruth Rosina-Glass en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:58Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:58Z
dc.date.created 1991 en_US
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1991 .M53 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/178501
dc.description.abstract There is an acknowledged need for continual intellectual growth in older adults. This study describes the characteristics of learning practiced by a particular. group of well-elderly adults over the age of 75. Data were gathered self-reported learning experiences.A semi-structured interview was developed by the researcher to elicit responses in three areas that characterize learning: (1) decision to start to learn, (2) awareness of individual learning process, and (3) evaluation of their own learning processes. Fifteen members (n=10 women and n=5 men) of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntington, IN were interviewed.The data showed depth and comprehension in the learning experiences. The learning experiences ranged from skill acquisition to the writing of scholarly papers. The data indicated the group was homogeneous allowing it to be used for future research comparisons. Data for the three learning characteristics revealed that building on experience as a basis, the group was continually ready to learn. They had established wide resource networks, used a variety of printed, visual, and audio material, and readily sought expert advice. From the bases the participants to organized the material, evaluated the information, related the information to their situations, and then used the information to make decisions. All of the participants this process. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent iv, 126 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adult education. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gerontology -- Study and teaching -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title A description of learning in a group of well elderly over the age of 75 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/774769 en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1837928


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