Content of No. 2/2014

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BALOGOVÁ, B. 2014. Zlé zaobchádzanie so seniormi v druhej dekáde 21. storočia [Maltreatment of Seniors in the Second Decade of the 21st century]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 9–38.
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele201404029

Abstract: Maltreatment of Seniors in the Second Decade of the 21st century. The author points out the issue of abuse—violence against seniors related to the changes in post-modern society which creates place for this negative phenomenon to spread, by the atmosphere of fear, indifference or not adopting the principles of ethics and social policy. Despite the fact that in the second decade of the 21st century we have expected behavior based on morality and  respect for the dignity of each individual, we see the opposite. Senior abuse could be defined as a systemic phenomenon of many dimensions, which belong in area of public and civic policiepp. This negative phenomenon is often associated with issues of dependency of seniors on help from their surrounding or dependency on social service. In this context we solve an issue of abuse in residential facilitiepp.

Key words: senior, violence, maltreatment, social work, postmodern society, ethics of social work

 

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SUCHOMELOVÁ, V. 2014. Snad Pámbu dá, snad pomůže mi… [May God be Merciful, May he Help me…]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 39–53.
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele2014040239

Abstract: May God be Merciful, May he Help me... The need for love and support at time of a loss is one of the main spiritual needs of the elderly people. Where can the elderly, faced with physical or mental problems caused by the  lack of natural social contacts, draw this love and support from? A majority of the elderly over seventy years of age were brought up in religious society of one of the Christian churchepp. These elderly reported some form of the Christian faith also in their old age, even though they spent a large part of their lives in a socialist society. This paper deals with the issue of religiosity as a source of love and support in difficult moments; and I refer to some results from the qualitative study “Spiritual needs in the South Bohemian elderly life”. The aim of this paper is to show the importance of spirituality/religiosity in coping with the problems associated with old age and to provide arguments for addressing this topic when training professionals and volunteers working with the elderly.

Key words: religiosity, elderly, spiritual needs, love, support, education

 

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ADAMEC, P., SVOBODA, M. 2014. Postoje starších občanů v Jihomoravském kraji k dalšímu vzdělávání [Attitudes of Elderly People in the South Moravian Region to Further Education]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 54–78.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele2014040254

Abstract: Attitudes of Elderly People in the South Moravian Region to Further Education. This paper deals with the results of sociological survey focused on identification of the attitudes of elderly people to further education. The research was carried out in September 2010. Experience of elderly people with further education, their readiness (determination) for further education as well as their motivation and barriers in further education were also subjects of this research. Detecting elderly population’s awareness of universities of the third age and finding out their further education preferences were an integral part of the research. Research sample consisted of citizens over 55 years living in the South Moravian region. The survey results are structured by socio-demographic features e.g.: age, sex, educational attainment etc. and provide an interesting insight into the attitudes of the target group to one of the activities that contributes to improvement of  their quality of life.

Key words: further education, elderly people’s attitudes to further education, elderly people’s motivation to further education, elderly people’s experience with further education, universities of the third age

 

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SMÉKALOVÁ, L., ŠPATENKOVÁ, N. 2014. Profesionalizace a profesní rozvoj lektora seniorského vzdělávání [Professionalization and Professional Development of Senior Education Lecturers]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 79–93.
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele2014040279

Abstract: Professionalization and Professional Development of Senior Education Lecturerpp. Senior education is in many ways very specific. The issue of professionalization and professional development of senior education lecturers still remains neglected. Can really everyone educate the target group of seniors? The aim of this paper is to reflect on the issue of professionalization of senior education lecturers, to describe the basic specifics of senior education and to introduce competency model as a tool for professionalization of the senior education lecturerpp.

Key words: professionalization, professional development, seniors, education, competence, competency model, lecturer

 

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NOVOTNÁ, V., HOLÁ, I., DOLEŽALOVÁ, K. 2014. Přínos pohybové gramotnosti a gymnastiky pro pohybové vzdělávání starších dospělých a seniorů [Benefits of Physical Literacy and Gymnastics for Physical Education of Older Adults and Seniors]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 94–109.
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele2014040294

Abstract: Benefits of Physical Literacy and Gymnastics for Physical Education of Older Adults and Seniorpp. The quality of life of the elderly is becoming a serious problem of contemporary society. Low level of physical literacy of this group of citizens does not encourage their need for exercise, it does not motivate to physical activity and to the change of  lifestyle. The aim of the paper is to select and organize the knowledge about the concept and the direction of physical education of older adults and seniors, to define the conceptual content of physical literacy in education, to provide an example of a possible way to differentiate the offer of education for each age category and to present the appropriate proposal of movement and gymnastics programs for a selected population group. As a method of  solution of the issue has been selected questionnaire and interval scaling. The questions in questionnaire survey were selected with regard to the appropriateness of defined gymnastic exercises involved in the concept of physical literacy. The questions were answered by 28 experts, university teacherpp. Descriptive statistics were used for the classification and analysis of the obtained data. The greatest impact responses gained Importance of exercises for correct body posture and basic locomotion were in responses stated as the most important, followed by realisation of the movements of the body and its parts, orientation in space and balance exercisepp. In the area of ​​knowledge safety of physical activity, the execution of the movement and the importance of prevention and health benefits reached nearly 90%. Into the content of physical literacy of older people and seniors were selected five groups of inventories of gymnastic activities: body posture, locomotion, balance, flexibility and handling skillpp. Physical education of elderly population should be oriented to the optimal level of health focused fitness, acquiring specific skills, strengthening of resilience, well-being and social cohesion.

Key words: physical activity, locomotive skills, older population, gymnastics programs

 

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TOKOVSKÁ, M. 2014. Kognitívny tréning ako determinant aktívneho starnutia [Cognitive Training as a Determinant of Active Aging]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 110–128.
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele20140402110

Abstract: Cognitive Training as a Determinant of Active Aging. The concept of active aging is an ongoing challenge in lifelong learning worldwide. Memory training in the senior age is facing a significant progress and its application becomes a challenge for the following years of the 21st century. Paper presents the process of cognitive training in the concept of active aging and the results of research participants—graduates of a three-month training course focused on  training of  memory and movement.

Key words: cognitive training, active aging, education

 

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SELECKÝ, E. 2014. Súčasnosť a budúcnosť vzdelávania seniorov na Slovensku [Present and Future of the Senior Education in Slovakia]. Lifelong Learning – celoživotní vzdělávání, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 129–140.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11118/lifele20140402129

Abstract: Present and Future of the Senior Education in Slovakia. The main goal of this paper is to define the basic terms and functions in the field of seniors education. We analyse the Slovak Government politics concerning active aging and we relate it to economical issuepp. Another section focuses on senior education by means of the University of the Third Age in Slovakia. Actual statistics of the academic year 2012/2013 are provided here.  In the final part, the present situation and the future of senior education in Slovakia are compared, and we also discuss the issue of new technologies in senior education.

Key words: senior education, University of Third Age, active aging

 

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