Senior Education: A Case Study of the Planning of LE-LING-University Project in C University (67605)

Session Information: Aging & Gerontology
Session Chair: James McNally

Saturday, 1 April 2023 12:15
Session: Session 2
Room: Room 707
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Owing to the rapid growing of aging population in Taiwan and with most of those seniors are active aging, government needs to provide them with learning opportunities as well as long-term care-related resources. In order to motivate seniors’ learning, and strength their physical/ mental health, Ministry of Education (MOE) has promoted senior education since 2008. MOE incorporated schools at all level, local organizations, and government resources to build up Senior Citizens Learning Center and develop varied learning projects for elderly people. Among these projects, LE-LING-University Project is implemented by the universities that MOE approved. It is "University for the Elderly". This project opens the opportunities for the elderly to enter the university campus. It utilizes campus resources to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for the elderly, provide a learning interaction platform for the elderly and college students, and promote intergenerational exchanges. This study aims to discuss the planning, such as contents/ strategies curriculum design, and investigate the satisfaction of the participants, of the LE-LING-University Project implemented by C University. The curriculum included five types of courses, such as "senior-related courses", "health and leisure courses", "new knowledge for life courses", "school characteristic courses" and "comprehensive learning courses". The contents of courses are designed to provide elderly learning opportunities for interacting with society, responding those problems facing by getting aging, nurturing senior professional manpower, integrating cross-field resources, creating friendly learning environments, and providing social- and interpersonal relationship support. Satisfaction survey will be implemented at the end of semester.

H. W. Ker, Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan
Y. H. Lee, Tamkang University, Taiwan
S. M. Ho, Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Professor H. W. Ker is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Chihlee University of Technology in Taiwan

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Posted by Clive Staples Lewis

Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00