2019 International Conference on Active Aging and Learning: Designing the Narrative for 100 Years
On November 7 and 8, the Ministry of Education holds the 2019 International Conference on Active Aging and Learning: Designing the Narrative for 100 Years in National Chung Cheng University, in order to increase practical interchange opportunities with other countries on topics of senior citizen education and an aged society. Scholars and representatives from Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and Thailand have been invited to share their experiences and programs for promoting active aging learning in their countries, which could enable us to learn from their practical promotional measures while our nation is moving toward an aging society.
This international conference is based on the main concept of "Designing the Narrative for 100 Years", to discuss the idea that when people grow older, it's not about being pessimistic, but having hope in mind. The sharing of practical promotional planning in their own countries by foreign scholars offers related authorities in our nation references for further planning. In 2026, Taiwan will become a super-aged society. As we encounter more and more aged elders, long-term care is not the only phenomenon which we face; we also need to encourage elders to have learning motivation, for both altering negative stereotypes of elders to the public, and enabling our society to witness that the whole active aging generation lives with their own positive values of life's meaning.