Archive - Celebrating Informal Learning and Well-Being in Later Life
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There is evidence that an engaged lifestyle can contribute to subjective feelings of well-being in later life; equally practical learning can help maintain physical well-being. However we need a much better understanding of what such experiences mean to different older people. This conference aims to open up debate, in particular to clarify the interaction between informal learning and well-being, to explore how it might be evaluated and to consider the implications for educational and social policy and practice in times of economic stringency.
The keynote speech will be given by Dr Marvin Formosa, European Centre of Gerontology, University of Malta. The conference will also incorporate the Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture which will be given by Professor Judith Phillips, Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University and Director of the Older People and Ageing Research Network in Wales. This years lecture is entitled 'Gerontology: a multi disciplinary learning environment'.
For the conference programme please see the supplemental material section below.
For more information and booking details please visit http://www.associationforeducationandageing.org/aea-events.html.
The cost of attending the event is £60.
A discounted rate of £40 is available to AEA members
|Dr Marvin Formosa B.Psy.,P.G.C.E.,M.A.,Ph.D|
Dr Marvin Formosa is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta's European Centre of Gerontology.
Prior to this position he was a Senior Technical Officer at the International Institute on Ageing (United Nations - Malta) as well as a sociology lecturer at various colleges.
Dr. Formosa’s primary interests are older adult learning, social class dynamics, and social exclusion - subjects on which he has contributed to many edited books and journals including International Review of Education, Educational Gerontology, Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, Lifelong Learning Institute Review, Recerca, International Journal of Education and Ageing, Journal of Transformative Education, Journal of Maltese Educational Research, Ageing International, and BOLD. Recent published and forthcoming books include Social class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle (The Policy Press, 2013 - with Paul Higgs), Lifelong Learning in Later Life: A Handbook on Older Adult Learning (Sense, 2011 - with Brian Findsen), and Class Dynamics in Later Life (Lit Verlag, 2009).
|Professor Judith Phillips|
Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology at Swansea University and director of the Older People and Ageing Research and Development Network in Wales (OPAN Cymru).
She is a qualified social worker and has worked in statutory residential and field settings, specialising in work with older adults. Following a geography degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Judith went on to study at Stockholm University, Jesus College Oxford and UEA, Norwich, where she worked as a researcher and a lecturer before joining the Centre for Social Gerontology at the University of Keele in 1993. She returned to Wales in 2004 to set up the Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ageing (now the Centre for Innovative Ageing) at Swansea University. She is also currently the Director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at Swansea University.
Stephen McNair is Director of the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce (CROW),part of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE).
Lynne Wealleans is the Positive Ageing Manager at Beth Johnson Foundation
Since joining BJF in 2002 she has been involved in project and programme development especially the mid-life programme which has included projects around access to employment, volunteering, training/learning opportunities, health & well-being. In January 2010 the mid-life and later life work were bought together to form the Positive Ageing Programme which she currently manages
Lynne is interested in all aspects of positive ageing particularly the psychology of ageing and how people can prepare and plan for later life and has recently been working on the design and development of a life course model to promoting positive ageing.
|Dr Josie Tetley|
Dr Josie Tetley is a Senior Lecturer at The Open University. She is also the Qualification lead responsible for the delivery and development of post-qualification modules that comprise the BSc (hons) in Nursing Practice with specific responsibility for modules related to adulthood and ageing. Alongside colleagues she has recently completed production of a new interdisciplinary Level 3 module on adulthood, ageing and the life course.