ERIC Number: EJ763418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Reference Count: 17
Use of Readers Theater to Enhance Interdisciplinary Geriatric Education
MacRae, Nancy; Pardue, Karen T.
Educational Gerontology, v33 n6 p529-536 Jun 2007
This article focuses on the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary geriatric educational project at a small New England University. A novel, affective teaching approach of Readers Theater is highlighted as a beginning classroom instructional strategy for interdisciplinary students. The physical and psychosocial considerations for health are complex with geriatric clients, and the successful construction of intervention plans is enhanced through an interdisciplinary approach. This pedagogical technique served as an effective method to initially engage health profession students, promote interprofessional collaboration, and support the creation of a compassionate, holistic approach to the care of elders.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies, Interdisciplinary Approach, Geriatrics, Holistic Approach, Theater Arts, Older Adults, Intervention, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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