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Verso un modello glottogeragogico

Lo scaffolding cognitivo-emozionale

Maria Cecilia Luise    Università degli Studi di Udine, Italia    

Mario Cardona    Università degli Studi di Bari «Aldo Moro», Italia    

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abstract

Language learning experiences seem to lead to advantages for the elderly in the social, psychological and cognitive spheres. Learning languages is not only useful for the quality of life of the elderly and for their active participation in society, but it also has an important role in stimulating and maintaining cognitive resources, increasing cognitive reserves and countering their decline favouring the development of compensation processes. From this point of view, learning languages for the elderly is not only possible but it is also desirable. This justifies a FL geragogic model, called cognitive-emotional scaffolding, which can become the basis of a project to teach foreign languages to elderly learners.

Published
May 24, 2021
Submitted
Oct. 16, 2020
Language
IT
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-502-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-501-8

Keywords: Successful agingElderly FL studentsCognitive reserveForeign language learningGeragogy

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