Participation in Education Among Older Adults

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Why do older adults participate in education later in life?

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1. What is one difference between younger learners and older learners?

2. Who is an example of a lifelong learner?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of education among older adults. Information you will be assessed on includes identifying differences between younger and older learners as well as the age group that has the highest level of education among older adults.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Reasons older adults participate in education later in life
  • Differences between younger learners and older learners
  • Example of a lifelong learner
  • Those most likely to return to education later in life
  • Age group having the highest level of education among older adults

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on education among older adults
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of lifelong learners
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding differences between younger and older learners
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reasons older adults return to education later in life

Additional Learning

To learn more about education, review the accompanying lesson called Participation in Education Among Older Adults. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what it means to be a lifelong learner
  • Identify three cohorts, or groups, of people that make up current older age ranges
  • Know the cohort of older people most likely to continue their education later in life
  • Relate at least three reasons older adults return to education
  • Tell at least three barriers to education older people may face
  • Understand the demographic most likely to return to education later in life
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