Special Issue: Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology--Call for Papers





Special Issue Editors

 

Prof. Marvin Formosa

Guest Editor

Email:marvin.formosa@um.edu.mt

Department of Gerontology and Dementia Studies, University of Malta, Malta

https://www.um.edu.mt/profile/marvinformosa

InterestsActive Ageing; Educational Gerontology; Older Adult Learning; Critical Educational Gerontology; Universities of the Third Age; Geragogy; Fourth Age Learning; Older Learners.

 

Mr. Hany Hachem

Assistant Guest Editor

Email:hany.hachem@oru.se

School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences; Örebro University, Sweden

https://www.oru.se/english/employee/hany_hachem

InterestsEducational Gerontology; Older Adult Education; Universities for the Third Age; Philosophy of Learning in Later Life.

 

Dear Colleagues

The World Health Organization designed educational gerontology as the foundation that supports the three key pillars of active ageing - namely, health, social participation and income security. Lifelong learning opportunities in later life enable older persons to age successfully, and remain socially relevant and engaged in society. The integration of lifelong learning into active ageing discourse functions to safeguard the right of persons to age positively since the potential role that learning might play in promoting quality of life in old age has long been recognized by academics and policy makers alike. Older adults’ participation in learning is independently and positively associated with social and psychological wellbeing, even among those typically classified as frail and/or vulnerable by allowing to strengthen their reserve capacities and remaining autonomous and fulfilled.

 

Keywords

-Older adult learning

-Universities of the Third Age

-Geragogy

-Critical Educational Gerontology

-Late-life Learning

-Older learners

 

Manuscripts submitted online at https://ojs.whioce.com/index.php/ijps/about/submissions until the first deadline of 30 September 2022 will have their Article Processing Charge waived.

 

Deadline: 2023.04.20