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Third-age education: Its desirability, quality, and development
Kalousková, Soňa ; Drozenová, Wendy (advisor) ; Šafránková, Jana Marie (referee)
1 Third-age education: Its desirability, quality, and development Bc. Soňa Kalousková, DiS. The object of this diploma thesis is to examine the state of affairs in the third-age education in the Czech Republic, with regard to University of the Third Age (U3A), focusing especially to Charles University and Pedagogical Faculty of Charles University. On the basis of the results to reach conclusions concerning the question how the management of education can contribute to the development of U3A. The topic was chosen because of the researcher's interest in this issue. In the theoretical part, the necessary knowledge about lifelong learning and third-age education is presented, and the topic of ageing society is explained. The following practical part consists of sociological research with quantitative research, with usage of electronic and printed questionnaires and a regulated interview, which aims to map the state of affairs in U3A, its quality and possibilities of its further development. In the final part the findings of the research are presented. quality of education, lifelong learning, seniors, third-age education, University of the Third Age
Selected questions of care for the elderly in terms of social inclusion
TESAŘOVÁ, Marie
The diploma thesis is focused on senior's education and aims to find out whether seniors are interesed in education and whether this interest is influenced by the age or financial situation of the individual. The whole work is primarily based on the context of the National Action Plan for Positive Aging for the period 2013-2017, where social inclusion of seniors focuses on the areas of ensuring and protecting the human rights of elderly people, lifelont learning, healthy aging, a quality environment for the elderly, volunteering and intergenerational cooperation, employement of older people and care for the most fragile seniors with limited self-sufficiency. The thesis was divided into a theoretical and practical part. In the theoretical part are described in detail the necessary terms related to the given issue and the practical part includes the chosen target of work, hypothesis, methodology, which subsequently tests these hypotheses, the results of the survey and the final discussion.
Selected Aspects of the Active Aging among Students of the University of the Third Age
Fialová, Eliška ; Šerák, Michal (advisor) ; Vojtko, Tibor (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with selected aspects of the concept of active aging in the context of education at the University of the Third Age. The thesis is divided into two parts - the first part consists of four chapters and presents basic thematic units (age and aging, theoretical concepts concerning age and aging, active aging) using domestic and foreign literature. The work defines the concepts of age, aging and older adult, summarizes related demographic contexts, and presents the Universities of the Third Age and their role in education of older adults. It also presents the concept of active aging and its development and three other concepts related to active aging (healthy, successful and productive aging) using mainly foreign sources. The concept of active aging is then brought closer to the point of view of several international organizations and, consequently, its key aspects are outlined. The second part of the thesis contains quantitative survey among students of the University of the Third Age and focuses on previously defined aspects, especially on participation in the labour market, participation in physical activities, participation in volunteering and other possibilities of active leisure time in old age. The collected data are then evaluated and interpreted. Keywords old age,...
Specific aspects of teaching foreign languages to seniors / participants of the University of Third Age
Koutská, Iva ; Zajícová, Pavla (advisor) ; Ondráková, Jana (referee) ; Andrášová, Hana (referee)
Univerzita Karlova v Praze Filozofická fakulta Ústav anglického jazyka a didaktiky Didaktika konkrétního jazyka Iva K o u t s k á Specifické aspekty výuky cizích jazyků u seniorů/účastníků univerzity třetího věku Specific aspects of teaching foreign languages to seniors/participants of the University of the Third Age ABSTRAKT (anglická verze) 2015 vedoucí práce: doc. PhDr. Pavla Zajícová, Ph.D. Abstract The following thesis deals with chosen aspects of teaching seniors at universities of the third age (U3A) and specific aspects of teaching foreign languages to seniors at U3As. The thesis focuses on the ambiguity of the term "senior" and discuses existence or nonexistence of an independent scientific discipline dealing with education of seniors. The thesis characterizes chosen institutions of education of seniors and chosen specific aspects of this process. In the empirical part the thesis compares four case studies of education of seniors and teaching foreign languages to seniors at: 1) U3A in Malta, 2) U3As in Scotland, 3) U3As in the Czech Republic and 4) at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem U3A. The aim of the thesis is to present a more complex insight to the above described problem which is a complicated and interdisciplinary topic, not much described in an expert literature....
Hardiness of Senior Citizens participating in Universities of the Third Age
Škvorová, Klára ; Záškodná, Helena (advisor) ; Frič, Pavol (referee)
The population is getting older. Prognosis predict increasing numbers of people in the age group 65+ in the future. Therefore, it is necessary to think about involving senior citizens in social development and supporting their self-sufficiency up to a higher age. Education is one of the ways to achieve that. The focus of this thesis is on education within the Universities of the Third Age, which it studies from a new point of view. Hardiness is seen as part of personal characteristics which helps the individual cope with stressful situations. Research in this thesis is trying to find out if the senior citizens attending the Universities of the Third Age have a higher scores on hardiness then those who do not attend, and also whether they have a more positive outlook on their health and meaning of their lives. The thesis also studies whether the scores on hardiness depends on gender, formal education level and whether it is connected to perceived social support. The results show that there is no difference in the scores on hardiness resulting from gender. Senior citizens attending the Universities of the Third Age have a more positive outlook on their health and they also perceive their lives as more meaningful. No difference in the scores on hardiness was found between the two groups. Also, no...
Comparison of institutionalization of senior education between the Czech Republic and Kingdom of Spain
Varvařovská, Tereza ; Šerák, Michal (advisor) ; Záškodná, Helena (referee)
This bachelor's thesis focuses on comparison of institutionalization of elderly education in the Czech Republic and in Spain, especially on comparison of institution of the University of the Third Age in the both countries. The work is divided into five chapters. Introductory part of the thesis is devoted to theoretical bases of education of elderly people and the importance of education of older adults for the society and an individual himself, based on prognosis of trends in demographical situation in Europe. The main part of the thesis is focused on institutionalization of elderly education and there are introduced the most important forms of elderly education in the Czech Republic and in Spain. This part further results in the comparison of institution of the University of the Third Age in the both countries according to six elected criteria. The aim of the thesis is to find out if the institution of the University of the Third Age in Spain is based on the similar model as the institution of the University of the Third Age in the Czech Republic. Keywords: elderly education, institutionalization, university of the third age, elderly people, older adults
U3V as an opportunity to fulfill a concept of active aging. A qualitative study of U3V students at Charles University
Červenková, Zuzana ; Angelovská, Olga (advisor) ; Vlčková, Kamila (referee)
The thesis deals with the topic of Third Age Universities in the context of the active aging concept. In the theoretical part the topic is set in the problem of an aging population and social aspects of retirement. In short, U3V history in the world and in the Czech Republic is introduced. The concept of active aging is defined differently, so for the purposes of research chosen definition consisting of three fundamental aspects - the active lifestyle, inclusion and material security. Qualitative research through interviews with U3V students at Charles University in Prague explores how these aspects are implemented from the perspective of the students. Active lifestyle for seniors is supported by the expansion of knowledge, supporting programs and physical activity. In school, students make new friendships, which often go outside courses. In both of these aspects for seniors is particularly important 'quality' of the options, i.e. the level of provided knowledge and intelligence and interests of new friends. Seniors, who study together with younger students, and those who attend separate courses, consider intergenerational encounters beneficial and enriching for both groups. For working seniors Studies at the University of the Third Age is a kind of bonus for their professional knowledge, but...
Education of Seniors in Civil Society Organizations in the Czech Republic
Matějková, Tereza ; Moree, Dana (advisor) ; Pospíšilová, Tereza (referee)
Organisations of different type and legal status engage in senior education in the Czech Republic. Civil society organisations available online are not the dominant providers of educational courses and activities for seniors in the Czech Republic. Civil society organisations represent 17 % of all providers of educational courses available online. Six civil society organisations engaged in senior education were found in the region Vysočina. Participants of the educational courses consider all activities practised in these courses to be education because they learn new skills there. They appreciate these courses for the education itself, for meaningful free time spending and for the opportunity of active life even in the time of senescence. For nearly the most important point considered by the participants so as the organisators is connecting and broadening of social contacts of the participants and creating of social network. This can be considered for the most distinct manifestation of civil society concerning senior education.

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