This systematic narrative review aimed to explore the implementation and delivery of digital skills programmes for middle and older age adults; and understand the presence of adult learning theory (namely geragogy/critical geragogy) in their delivery. A database search was undertaken to examine international literature, published between 2010-2020. From 1,713 papers identified during the database searches, 17 papers were included. Thematic synthesis was used to analyse the papers in this review. Themes were generated relating to the implementation and delivery of digital skills programmes: negative perceptions of ageing; the learning environment; and value of technology. The role of geragogy/critical geragogy is not explicit in the delivery of digital skills programmes in this review but has an underlying thread of empowerment and embodies the ethos of these learning theories to some extent. The findings of this review have been used to develop recommendations for delivering digital skills to older adults.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Gerontology|
|Early online date||11 May 2022|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2022|