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This learning pack, which was developed in Britain primarily for use with small groups of older adults who have had little formal education, contains nine self-contained units of learning activities dealing with topics related to older adults' everyday lives. The following topics are covered: techniques for organizing and running a group; myths about aging; creative writing; listening skills; sources of information about social services and welfare rights in specific localities; exploration of local, national, or international issues and ways of influencing policymaking; health and well-being, the National Health Service, and ways of staying healthy; reading for pleasure; reminiscence; and basic mathematics (learning to be critical about accepting figures at face value, using a calculator, and calculating percentages and fractions). Each unit contains some or all of the following: guidance for group leaders, one or more warm-up activities, learning activities and suggestions for conducting the learning session, a list of recommended resources, information to be presented during the session, student handouts, and student feedback sheets. Lists of 21 addresses and 3 directories are included. (MN)

Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Aging (Individuals), Basic Skills, Citizen Participation, Creative Writing, Foreign Countries, Health Promotion, Information Sources, Leadership, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Numeracy, Older Adults, Recreational Reading, Reminiscence, Social Services, Welfare Services

Agewell, Ruskin Learning Project, Ruskin College, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HE, England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds plus postage and packing).

Author: Oxford Univ. England. Ruskin Coll.


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