Some important resources on Ageing

Japanese development as a “Super-aged Society”

The International Longevity Centre in London holds an annual conference on The Future of Ageing. The 2021 conference will be held on 3 December. The UK Minister for Care and Mental Health, Gillian Keegan, will give the keynote address. These annual Future of Ageing conferences are very useful in updating developments in the transition towards a longevity society.

PASCAL and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning are both monitoring developments in the future of ageing. For example the organisations have collaborated in this area in a chapter entitled The longevity dimension in inclusion for ageing populations in the recent publication, Inclusive lifelong learning in cities:Policies and practices for vulnerable groups [featured below].

There is also a new forthcoming Springer publication on this subject, edited by one of our members, Brian Findsen together with Taiwanese colleagues, Wei Hui-Chuan Wei &  Ai-Tzu LI.  The publication also includes an article by our colleague Atshusi Makino on Japanese development as a “Super-aged Society”. Makino sees these developments changing our concept of “learning”. The details of that publication are as follows:

Findsen, Brian., Wei, Hui-Chuan & Li, Ai-Tzu (Eds) Taiwan's Senior Learning Movement: Perspectives from outside in and inside out. Springer. Forthcoming.

The overall  structure of the book is in four parts: an initial global perspective (3 chapters); contributions from neighbouring East-Asian countries (four chapters); Taiwan's movement itself (four chapters); a final chapter, Concluding Remarks.

Brian Findsen also reports that he is now an advisor for the UIL project on Universities addressing the learning needs of ageing societies.


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