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Zooming in on Life Politics: Identity and Reflexivity in a University for the Third Age

Zooming in on Life Politics: Identity and Reflexivity in a University for the Third Age A late modern rationale for the education of older people has not yet been sufficiently explored. In this action research, I explore Giddens’s life politics as a framework for a late modern rationale for older adult education. Eleven older learners were recruited voluntarily to an online study group conducted via Zoom at a University for the Third Age. Over six sessions, learners attended mini lectures, completed self-reflexive assignments, and engaged in lively classroom discussions. I report and evaluate the study group, with special focus on outcomes such as personal growth and self- and social questioning. I conclude that life politics is a viable framework for the education of older people and state implications for theory and practice. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Adult Learning SAGE

Zooming in on Life Politics: Identity and Reflexivity in a University for the Third Age

Adult Learning , Volume OnlineFirst: 1 – Jan 1, 2021

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SAGE
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© 2021 The Author(s)
ISSN
1045-1595
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2162-4070
DOI
10.1177/10451595211024576
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Abstract

A late modern rationale for the education of older people has not yet been sufficiently explored. In this action research, I explore Giddens’s life politics as a framework for a late modern rationale for older adult education. Eleven older learners were recruited voluntarily to an online study group conducted via Zoom at a University for the Third Age. Over six sessions, learners attended mini lectures, completed self-reflexive assignments, and engaged in lively classroom discussions. I report and evaluate the study group, with special focus on outcomes such as personal growth and self- and social questioning. I conclude that life politics is a viable framework for the education of older people and state implications for theory and practice.

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Adult LearningSAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2021

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