2013 PAC Forum

Education for Productive Ageing

On 25 June 2013 at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre brought together leading experts to discuss the latest ideas and developments in education for productive ageing.

The speakers provided information on a range of topics relating to education for over 50s, including:

  • Sources of information and educational tools for everyday living
  • Learning opportunities for over 50s
  • Advancements in lifelong education 
  • Benefits of learning for health and wellbeing

Watch the presentations from this forum here.

Flick through some photos from the forum here.

Program of events

To download a PDF version of the Program, click here.

To download the speaker biographies, click here.

For full speaker presentation slides, click here.

Time

Session

Speaker

8.30

Registration

 

9.15

Welcome

Dr Gael Jennings - Senior Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Journalism, University of Melbourne

 

Michael O’Neill - Chief Executive, National Seniors Australia

9.40

Keynote Speaker

Maintaining a Healthy Brain

Associate Professor Michael Valenzuela - Leader, Regenerative Neuroscience Group, Brain & Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney

10.30

Break

 

11.00

Education to Support Everyday Living

Planning for Retirement

Dr Joanne Earl - Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales

 

Sources of Information to Support Financial Decision Making

Amanda Barker - Senior Manager, Australian Securities & Investments Commission

 

Informing Healthy Ageing

Dr Elizabeth Cyarto - Deputy Pisional Director - Health Promotion, National Ageing Research Institute

 

Being MedicineWise

Sarah Spagnardi - Phone Line Services Manager, NPS MedicineWise

12.30

Lunch

 

1.15

Education Opportunities for Over 50s

Victorian Skills Gateway

Susan Cullen - Manager, Client Information and Engagement, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

 

Learning Styles and Options

Sally Thompson - CEO, Adult Learning Australia

 

University of the Third Age (U3A)

Elsie Mutton - President, U3A Network Victoria

2.30

Break

 

3.00

Advancements in Lifelong Education

Innovations in Lifelong Education

Brad Beach - Manager, Online Learning Team, GippsTAFE

 

Social Benefits of Lifelong & Lifewide Learning

Professor Barry Golding - Patron of the Australian Men’s Shed Association

4.00

Close

 

 

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