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Approaching Leadership from a Lifelong Learning Perspective: Best Practices at University Programs for Seniors

Author(s): Marga Vives (University of Balearic Islands, Spain), Carmen Orte (University of Balearic Islands, Spain) and Martí March (University of Balearic Islands, Spain)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 25
EISBN13: 9781466695122

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Abstract

Lifelong learning is increasingly widespread in our society. Probably, the international increase of the elderly people, as a social group, could be a key factor. In its social dimension, ageing could be conceptualized in terms of real participation and contribution of the elders on several dimensions, as, currently, on the economic factor, where elders have become the most (and sometimes the only) economic pillar in their family. This chapter is focused on the development of the lifelong learning philosophy at the Universities, specifically on the University Programs for Seniors. We would like to reflect on different intervention models and on their principal features and quantitative and qualitative indicators, as educational strategies, student's and professors' expectations, systems of evaluation, cultural adaptations,...and the methodology of the systems of evaluation (internal and/or external qualitative agencies, interviews, discussion groups, mentoring,...) framed within the best practices.

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