Ageing and Learning ICT Skills: Implications for social care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621009
Title:
Ageing and Learning ICT Skills: Implications for social care
Authors:
Roscoe, Karen; Morgan, Fiona ( 0000-0002-6648-4517 ) ; Lavender, Peter
Abstract:
This paper explores the narratives of older women engaged in learning at an Age UK Community Centre, in England in 2014. The participants of this small pilot study were primarily learning ICT (Information and Communications Technology) skills. This study contextualises lifelong learning by acknowledging that learning is a need of older adults in the context of the personalisation agenda, the Care Act 2014, and human rights. We analyse the data by drawing on two broad understandings of the different motives for learning: instrumental and expressive (Londoner, 1978). This provides a useful framework to explore the social and cultural influences behind motivations to learn. The study suggests that the two categories of learning motives overlap, yet the rationales given by older adults depicted how learning was not conceived solely as the acquisition of formal knowledge; instead, it was essentially driven by a socially enacted process. We conclude by emphasising how learning is an indispensable aspect of social care. We suggest that a re-conceptualisation of ‘care’ and ‘need’ may be required during assessment practices when working with older adults’, as motives for learning here were grounded in social participation and the search for a sense of meaning and purpose towards their identity in older age.
Publisher:
Whiting and Birch Ltd
Journal:
Social Work and Social Sciences Review
Issue Date:
Mar-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621009
Additional Links:
https://journals.whitingbirch.net/index.php/SWSSR/issue/archive
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1746-6105
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorRoscoe, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Fionaen
dc.contributor.authorLavender, Peteren
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-19T11:43:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-19T11:43:30Z-
dc.date.issued2018-03-
dc.identifier.issn1746-6105en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621009-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the narratives of older women engaged in learning at an Age UK Community Centre, in England in 2014. The participants of this small pilot study were primarily learning ICT (Information and Communications Technology) skills. This study contextualises lifelong learning by acknowledging that learning is a need of older adults in the context of the personalisation agenda, the Care Act 2014, and human rights. We analyse the data by drawing on two broad understandings of the different motives for learning: instrumental and expressive (Londoner, 1978). This provides a useful framework to explore the social and cultural influences behind motivations to learn. The study suggests that the two categories of learning motives overlap, yet the rationales given by older adults depicted how learning was not conceived solely as the acquisition of formal knowledge; instead, it was essentially driven by a socially enacted process. We conclude by emphasising how learning is an indispensable aspect of social care. We suggest that a re-conceptualisation of ‘care’ and ‘need’ may be required during assessment practices when working with older adults’, as motives for learning here were grounded in social participation and the search for a sense of meaning and purpose towards their identity in older age.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWhiting and Birch Ltden
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.whitingbirch.net/index.php/SWSSR/issue/archiveen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectOlder adultsen
dc.subjectIdentityen
dc.subjectNarrativesen
dc.subjectLifelong learningen
dc.subjectPersonalisationen
dc.titleAgeing and Learning ICT Skills: Implications for social careen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalSocial Work and Social Sciences Reviewen
dc.date.accepted2017-12-
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-03-01en
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