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January 4, 2007

Educating Learners in Mid-Life and Beyond

The demand for educational opportunities for older adult learners - both the current generation of older adults and the next generation of Baby Boomers - is growing. In response to this increased interest in older adult learning and the recognition that older adults have different learning needs, the U of M’s College of Continuing Education is offering the course “Educating Learners in Mid-Life and Beyond? during the spring semester of 2007. Jan Hively, one of the course’s coordinators, says what older adults want to learn and how they prefer to learn may differ from their earlier learning experiences and interests.

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