ERIC Number: ED186787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Emphasizing and Measuring Affective Outcomes in an Introductory Gerontology Course.
Barber, Clifton E.; Richburg, Robert W.
A model is presented for developing an introductory gerontology course in which teaching strategies are aimed primarily at realizing affective rather than cognitive outcomes in the lives of students. The four course objectives are described in terms of the following areas: (1) examination of personal values and attitudes concerning aging and the aged; (2) development of empathy for individuals representing different generations and periods of adulthood; (3) expansion of the future time perspective; and (4) selection of alternative action plans. For each objective, the rationale, expected outcomes, and activities are delineated. Additionally, descriptions of several instruments which could be used to measure some of the expected outcomes are provided, including the Aging Opinion Survey (ADS), sematic differential self-description scales, the Attitudes Toward Planning Scale, and the Time Perspective Questionnaire. (HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (Denver, CO, February 28, 1980).