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date: 05 August 2020

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Demographic shifts and labor demands have prompted a renewed interest in the training and development of older workers. This chapter reviews research related to age and training and discusses the implications of this research on the practice of training. Specifically, we present research on the cognitive abilities and motivational processes that change with age, and discuss the effect of these changes on (a) interest in training, (b) performance during training, and (c) the likelihood that skills learned in training will be transferred back to the job. Special considerations for developing training for an aging labor force are also presented, in addition to a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of three popular training approaches for older learners: computer-based training, on-the-job training, and classroom training. We conclude by offering a research agenda that highlights the need to use working-aged adults and field studies in training research.

Keywords: aging, training, skill acquisition, learning, instructional systems design

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