'Older Learners: What is the role of universities?'

Series Name Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning
Speaker Professor Brian Findsen, University of Waikato, New Zealand
Type Lectures & Talks
Starts at Oct 14, 2014 12:30 PM
Ends at Oct 14, 2014 02:00 PM
Venue Seminar Room, Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, 128 Regent Road
Open To University staff and students
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Isobel Woodliffe on ijw3@le.ac.uk or by telephone on 0116 252 5914.

This seminar will investigate older adult learning in the broader context of lifelong learning themes before looking into participation of older learners in education, while acknowledging the importance of analysing the social context of older people’s lives. Using an example of older learners in New Zealand universities, the seminar will investigate current issues for older learners and the university alike, before looking at future possibilities for enhancement of more formal educational opportunities in universities for people in their third age.

About the presenter:

Professor Brian Findsen from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, has an extensive background in adult and continuing education in his homeland of Aotearoa New Zealand, as a postgraduate student of adult education in the United States and as a staff member and Head of Department in Adult & Continuing Education at the University of Glasgow, 2004-2008. His book publications include Learning later (2005) and Lifelong learning in later life (with Dr Marvin Formosa, University of Malta) (2011). His primary research interests are in later life learning, international adult education, university adult education and the sociology of adult education. He is also a board member of Age Concern (Hamilton).