Older adults and lifelong learning in Aruba

January 21, 2020

The University of Aruba (UA) invites you to a presentation based on a research conducted through the University of the West Indies in 2017.



This presentation is based on a research conducted through the University of the West Indies in 2017 that investigated the perspectives on the role of a formal education programme on Aruba in facilitating lifelong learning among 50 to 65 year olds.

Economically dependent on the hospitality & tourism industry, one third of Aruba’s population is aged fifty or older suggesting that people are living longer and healthier lives presenting new demands on the socio-cultural, economic and education realities.  It is unclear how lifelong learning on the island is viewed in the development of the well-being and quality of life of the cohort and that of society. Hence, the study raises the awareness of the phenomenon among stakeholders and contributes to knowledge and understanding to address the lifelong learning needs and aspirations of older adults in a formal adult education programme.

The major findings describe the role of a formal education programme from the synthesized perspectives of 50 to 65 year olds, programme administrators and educators.

The conclusions uncover possibilities for lifelong learning among 50 to 65 year olds through formal adult education but require all noses to be pointed in the same north.


Facilitator

With a Master’s Degree in Education majoring in Adult Education Ryan Maduro is currently the General Director for Colegio EPI. Previously, Ryan held many key positions in the hospitality and tourism sector locally and internationally. Throughout his career, Ryan has provided many organizational development consulting and support services for several renown private and public local institutions. His life’s mission is to live life to its maximum potential through self-discovery, self-development, life-long service.

This presentation wil take place wednesday January 22, from 7 – 9 pm at the Aula of the UA, J.E. Irausquinplein 4.


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