Active ageing, active learning by David Istance
Active ageing is not only for a minority of seniors, who are healthy and with higher levels of educational attainment. It is relevant for all, including the elderly and those with chronic disabilities. Learning is a crucial ingredient of staying active.
November 2015 ASEM, p.22
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Learn, Laugh, Live!
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a highly successful adult education movement providing opportunities for older adults to enjoy a range of activities associated with well-being in later life. Two substantially different approaches, the original French approach, and the British approach which evolved a few years later, have become the dominant U3A models adopted by different countries. Within many countries communications between the individual U3A groups is limited; between countries there is even less communication. Thus, very little, that is readily accessible, has been written about U3A developments internationally. This article provides an overview of U3A in many countries. Data were obtained by contacting colleagues in a number of countries for up-to-date information about U3As in their region.
To federate Universities of the Third Age across the world, including those organizations, which under different names, subscribe to the same objectives,
To constitute, with the support of Universities around the world, an international framework of a lifelong educational nature and concerned with research for, by, and with the old,
To develop the exchange of knowledge that the older generation achieves for the benefit of society as a whole.
Active senior citizens serve as role models for Taiwan’s younger generations
Taiwan is the fastest-aging society in the world. Soon, one in every five people will be 65 and over.
On Monday, January 16 2017, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) President Paul LeBlanc traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, to surprise 94-year-old Amy Craton with a graduation celebration after achieving her lifelong dream of earning a college degree. Craton, one of the world’s oldest college graduates, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English online from SNHU with a perfect 4.0 GPA and is now going on to pursue her master’s degree.
Unsatiable zeal for learning
KOCHI: Some of the people whom Sindhu P Nair met in her capacity as assistant regional head of Indira Gandhi National Open University in Kochi, changed her approach to life. Her inspiration? The elderly. The grandmothers, grandfathers and even those who have welcomed their fourth generation fascinated her with their zeal for learning, especially high learning (degree and post graduation)!