This conceptual guide for adult educators engaged in older adult education is primarily meant to accompany educational programmes designed and delivered by partner organisations within the Erasmus+ P3AE project. More widely, it appeals to all those who are and will be developing and delivering educational programmes for older adults and particularly within the project: “English for older beginners”, “English for travelling”, “Older people’s European identity”, “Improve your Catalan”, and on-line courses on the P3AE learning platform.
Older learners are a special audience of learners and educational programmes for them are equally meant for the transmission of the existing and the construction of new knowledge as well as for empowerment of older people. Being involved in education, adult educators/ mentors and older learners should change their attitude towards old age, older people and ageing, and develop an array of relevant standpoints.
This guide is meant to be a useful resource and provide guidance and inspiration for educators engaging in older adult education.