Given the high numbers of older visitors to museums and galleries, and the
growing course development expertise in those organisations, the issue of how
to support older learning online arises. I think this is an issue of older learning,
because my research and experience suggests that there is possibly as much
of a difference between younger and older [e.g. 60+] adults as there is
between primary and secondary pupils. Not everyone agrees. But in any
case, the move to persuade older people to become internet users and to
carry on with active learning is widespread.
At the Institute of Education we have tried to move things along a little and
also contribute towards professional development, by starting the first
course** that looks at older people in the round, with a special focus on how
continued learning and active living will contribute to well-being and health.
If this is of interest to you, please contact me.
Anita Pincas, [log in to unmask]
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Education, University of London
** Issues in Educating and Training Mature Adults (50+)