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2022 International Conference on Active Aging and Learning: Tolerant, Self-directed, Social Engagement


In response to our country becoming a super-aged society and for the purpose of strengthening practical and academic exchanges regarding active aging learning and issues related to the aging society, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will hold the “2022 International Conference on Active Aging and Learning: Tolerance, Autonomy, Engagement” at National Chung Cheng University on the 10th and 11th of November. Through the blending of online and face-to-face instruction, five scholars from the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Japan, are invited to share their experiences and distinctive programs with domestic practitioners.

The MOE states that the Republic of China (R.O.C. Taiwan) will develop into a super-aged society in 2025, and face a society with an increasing number of elderly citizens over the age of one hundred. It is essential to provide not only long-term care, but also offer positive and preventive education for our citizens regarding having a more prosperous elderly life. In order to encourage the elderly to have the motivation to learn, the MOE has subsidized the establishment of National Active Aging Learning Centers, Senior Citizens’ Active Life-Long Learning Universities, and Older Adult Self-directed Learning Group leaders, and through these channels, has distributed learning resources in cities, remote villages, indigenous tribes, and offshore islands across the country. Institutional learning and personal leadership have successfully driven the trend of seniors' learning and allowed the elderly to activate what they have acquired in serving others. With more than 1,200 proactive active aging learning groups, "Continuous Learning" allows the elderly to perform on stage, become lecturers, help others, share experiences, realize their dreams, and ultimately transform the stereotypes of the elderly.