ERIC Number: ED253709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Gerontology: A Competency-Based Program for Adult Educators.
Bernotavicz, Freda D.
This coursebook provides information on the concentration in educational gerontology in the Masters Program in Adult Education at the University of Southern Maine (USM). The first section discusses educational gerontology, including its areas of focus, for whom the concentration is intended, courses in the concentration, and the certificate in educational gerontology. Section 2 describes the competency model. It displays the USM Competency Model for Educational Gerontologists, which comprises 52 statements reflecting understandings, skills, and attitudes in three areas: concentration knowledge, program knowledge, and generic skills. Validation of the model and its applications are also addressed. Section 3 contains the syllabi of each of the five courses in the concentration: Social and Public Policy in Aging, Gerontology and the Helping Professions, The Older Person as an Adult Learner, Coordinating Educational Programs for Older Adults in the Community, and The Aging Worker. A competency/course matrix summarizes the competencies addressed by each of the courses and in the concentration as a whole. Each syllabus contains a course description, course objectives, requirements, course readings, and the following information for each topic (unit) covered: objectives, learner competencies, learning strategies, and resources. A competency self-assessment is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Aging (Individuals), Behavioral Objectives, Certification, Competence, Competency Based Teacher Education, Course Descriptions, Educational Gerontology, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Models, Older Adults, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland. Human Services Development Inst.