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O starzeniu i uczeniu się.: Praca i miłość w jesieni życia
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education. (Vuxnas lärande och arbetslivs pedagogik)
2011 (Polish)In: Edukacyjne, kulturowe i społeczne konteksty starości / [ed] Małgorzata Malec, Wrocław: Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT , 2011, 29-48 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ageing and learning: work and love in adulthood

The chapter looks at challenges mature adults face in life, when ageing and learning are in focus, and where work and love are still important to live a life. The thesis is that if we have suitable or normal conditions we are able to adjust and change, and live a happy life as long as we live. The second thesis is that in the centre of ageing is learning, but it is defined broadly not as a formal learning but learning through life. Learning, as a concept, gets a new dimension and scope: it is a biographical learning. Biographical learning contributes to bridge the duality between body and mind. The article starts with the issue of ageing from the demographic point of view. It looks at the tradition of life course research that contributed to our understanding of phases in life and developmental tasks that we, at each period of life cycle, have to fulfil. Furthermore, article focuses on work and love as two important spheres or activities of life when ageing. In the concluding part, ten important issues that ageing adults can think about, and we as adult educators can help them to deal with struggles of life, are presented.

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Wrocław: Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT , 2011. 29-48 p.
Keyword [en]
ageing, learning, adulthood, love, work
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Social Sciences
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-68053ISBN: 978-83-7432-776-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-68053DiVA: diva2:484247
Available from: 2012-01-26 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-03-14Bibliographically approved

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