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AEA during the Coronavirus Pandemic

We hope you are well and coping with life in these strange times. Despite the considerable personal restrictions, people in general are behaving in very kindly and positive ways.

The UK Government has recently announced another three-week extension to the lockdown. At our latest Executive Committee meeting on 24th April we discussed how this will impact on older people in particular. All the AEA committee members work from home on AEA affairs and many are supporting their local communities and offering practical help.

For the wider older population our planned 2020 programme of events to actively engage in dialogue with a range of older adults at different stages of their lives has had to be put on hold. We had hoped in two face-to face national workshops to establish greater clarity about the kinds of learning in which people would be eager to participate. After the lockdown this may change. So we think this is a good time to have this wider discussion about learning in later life and will shortly be meeting virtually to find a way to gather this information in different ways. We welcome any suggestions you may have - please email sasha.anderson75@gmail.com

In the meantime we have produced a series of links to some online resources which you may find interesting or helpful. These are available on our 'Publications and Links page', click here.
Visit our Home page again in the weeks ahead to find out about future plans.

AEA Executive Committee
26th April 2020
 

 

Founded in 1985, the Association for Education and Ageing (AEA) is an international membership organisation, open to all. Its concern is learning in later life. Its aims are to advance knowledge, to improve practice and to contribute to the development of policy. Through AEA, professionals, volunteers, academics, researchers, tutors, policy-makers and older people work together.

 

Do you want to

• encourage the development of educational opportunities for older people?

• support better policies and resources for older people’s learning?

• critique policies on learning for older people?

• be invited to events around the UK which will help older people’s learning?

 

Are you

• an older learner?

• an educator of older learners?

• a researcher into learning and ageing?

• working with older people?

• Interested in this key area of educational and social policy?
 

THEN JOIN THE ASSOCIATION FOR EDUCATION AND AGEING NOW

 

Click on link to AEA promotional leaflet for further details

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A video of the AEA 2019 Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture, given by Professor Marvin Formosa, is now available on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/381161237 Credit: Val Bissland

Patrons:
Baroness Sally Greengross, OBE; Professor Arthur Stock, OBE

 

 

 

 

The AEA is a UK registered educational charity (No. 1050439)