Education and Learning: Lifespan Perspectives

Elizabeth A.L. Stine-Morrow, Brennan R. Payne

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A life span perspective on education gives consideration to the way in which education early in the life span alters trajectories of development throughout the life course, as well as to the ongoing effects of continued engagement in lifelong learning on development. Given the fact of longer life spans for successive generations, the ever-accelerating pace of knowledge development needed for work and managing everyday affairs, and the contributions of education to optimizing developmental outcomes, it is important that new models of life span education are developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
EditorsJames D Wright
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Cognitive aging
  • Cognitive epidemiology
  • Cognitive reserve
  • Education
  • Intelligence
  • Life span development
  • Lifelong learning
  • Plasticity
  • Resilience
  • Structural lag

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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