Ever since the launching of the Elder Academy in 2007, numerous schools have joined the fray bringing with them valuable innovations, presenting the elderly and students with a wide variety of educational activities. The experiences of the Elder Academy at Lingnan and other academies are summarized in this handbook, in order to provide a frame of reference and an operation guide for other schools and organizations, so that they may design their own comprehensive teaching and learning plans.
In this handbook, the roles and responsibilities of participating organizations are explained, and there are guidelines and suggestions regarding assessment methods. Apart from the instructions on teaching and learning activities, examples of course syllabi and activities are also included to offer some insights into the operation of the schools and their courses, allowing institutions to better carry out similar projects in a more systematic manner.
Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University
Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University
Lingnan Education Organization
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Office of Service-Learning, Lingnan University, Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University & Lingnan Education Organization (Eds.) (2013). Elder academy: Curriculum design and operation model. Hong Kong: Office of Service Learning, Lingnan University.