Knowhow for later life

12 October 2014

‘Knowhow’ is the term used in this study to refer to the knowledge and skills needed to engage successfully in the complex social and economic environment of the 21st century.

The study asked older Australians what knowhow they think is needed and how they prefer to acquire it.


Helen Kimberley, Bonnie Simons and Seuwandi Wickramasinghe 2015, Generating knowhow in later life (30 pages, PDF, 329 KB ) 

Download Generating knowhow summary (3 pages, PDF, 141 KB)


Helen Kimberley, Barry Golding and Bonnie Simons 2016, 'The company of others: generating knowhow in later life', International Journal of Lifelong Education. Published online 8 September. DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2016.1224038

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