Institute of Education


IOE academic argues that older workers should be given new training opportunities

29 May 2019

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) academic Dr Domini Bingham has delivered a presentation at an international conference on ageing.

Older hands, typing

Dr Bingham spoke about findings from her recently published book and explored how workplaces should reimagine later life learning for older workers and view them as vessels of untapped potential.

Dr Bingham’s book examined how older workers are often overlooked for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and called for a societal change in how we view older people and how older people refer to themselves.

Her conference presentation built on this and covered older workers and workplaces; adult learning and development; and well-being in the workplace. Blending the three together, she then delivered a proposed organisational structure that caters to the needs of older workers in a contemporary environment.

Dr Bingham argued that re-imagining these learning possibilities can benefit organisations in light of demographic changes and extend employability in a digital workplace.

The ‘International Summit on Aging & Gerontology’ took place in Rome, Italy, over 27-28 May and examined the physical, mental, and social aspects and implications of aging.