Comparative Study - Inclusive Senior Education Through Virtual U3A
This paper covers the situation of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Portugal, Czech Republic and Italy.
It is divided into seven parts, university´s conception and senior education, how U3A works and educational offerings, use of information technology, measures adopted for an inclusive educational environment, methodology used in the study, results and conclusions.
A university of the third age (hereinafter as U3A) is the most known and spread educational possibility/activity for the senior age group. The objective of U3A is to guarantee seniors their right for learning and education at current scientific level. It is a way of acquiring new findings, knowledge as well as experience. It is also a possibility to establish social contacts with their peers. During studies, seniors meet students and postgraduate students, there are inter-generational relations.