Category Archives: Education and training

Progression of Feelings about University Study  

  Judith A. Davey 3/11/2017 As the 60-plus students thought about their university experiences, there was a typical sequence of emotions. Apprehension Several were very unsure of themselves and their abilities at first. Lillian and Stan feared that their study … Continue reading

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Coping at University as an Older Person

Judith Davey 20/10/2017 Once at university, the 60-plus students faced a range of factors, which impinged on their view of themselves as students and retired people[1]. The majority mentioned barriers to achieving their study objectives. These concerned life situations, especially … Continue reading

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University Study in Retirement – Choices and Balance

Judith A. Davey 6/10/2017 Why university study? Many of the 60-plus interviewees in our Victoria University study[1], who had not previously been at university expressed a long-held desire for study at this level, and for those who had been before … Continue reading

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University Study in Retirement – What influences people?

Judith A. Davey 22/9/2017 Why would people in their sixties and beyond become university students? Surely work-related motives for study are left behind once people retire? Theories of human ageing can be useful in approaching these questions. Identity Status in … Continue reading

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Older People are working longer – where, what and how?

Judith A. Davey 8/09/17 In a previous blog I talked about how the population may change in future, looking at Statistics New Zealand projections. One important trend is the increased participation of people aged 65 and over in the paid … Continue reading

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The Case for Life-long Education

Judith A. Davey Interest in lifelong education, which was the culminating point of my last blog, is not new. It developed through the 1960s and 1970s with the increasing pace of economic, social and technological change, and the perception that … Continue reading

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Education in an ageing society – why is it important?

Judith A. Davey Looking through my list of blog topics, I notice the absence of education. Yes, there is such a subject as educational gerontology. I was into this a good few years ago now when I co-edited and contributed … Continue reading

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