What role does geragogy play in the delivery of digital skills programmes for middle and older age adults?: A systematic narrative review

Gates, Jessica and Wilson-Menzfeld, Gemma (2022) What role does geragogy play in the delivery of digital skills programmes for middle and older age adults?: A systematic narrative review. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 073346482210912. ISSN 0733-4648 (In Press)

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Abstract

This systematic narrative review aimed to explore the implementation and delivery of digital skills programmes for middle and older age adults; and understand the presence of adult learning theory (namely geragogy/critical geragogy) in their delivery. A database search was undertaken to examine international literature, published between 2010-2020. From 1,713 papers identified during the database searches, 17 papers were included. Thematic synthesis was used to analyse the papers in this review. Themes were generated relating to the implementation and delivery of digital skills programmes: negative perceptions of ageing; the learning environment; and value of technology. The role of geragogy/critical geragogy is not explicit in the delivery of digital skills programmes in this review but has an underlying thread of empowerment and embodies the ethos of these learning theories to some extent. The findings of this review have been used to develop recommendations for delivering digital skills to older adults.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This systematic narrative review paper was funded as part of a wider collaborative research project between Northumbria University and the War Widows Association. The project has been funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (Ref: 2927). Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld received this award.
Uncontrolled Keywords: technology, ageing, geragogy, gerontechnology, digital literacy, skills training, digital divide
Subjects: B700 Nursing
J900 Others in Technology
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 14:20
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 14:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/48728

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