Learning and Memory in Late Years

How do people learn in later years and what type of educational activities can be offered to aging individuals? In this assignment, you will write a brief article suitable for use in a fictional online newsletter called Community College Bulletin, exploring the older adult as student. The expected audience for the newsletter is an educated individual who is not necessarily a psychologist.

In your article, explain the major issues related to learning and memory in later years and what strategies can be used to facilitate learning as a person ages. Also, include any positive cognitive skills that an older learner might bring to the classroom or learning situation, and innovative learning experiences that can be used with older individuals.

Support your paper with at least two scholarly references from peer-reviewed journals published in the past 5 years. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.

Length: 2-4 pages

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Reference no: EM132069492

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