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ERIC Number: EJ836424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
In Their Own Words: Using Narratives to Teach Gerontology
Shenk, Dena; Davis, Boyd; Murray, Louise
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v29 n3 p239-247 Sep 2008
In narrative constructed in conversations, older adults often present "small stories." These narrative fragments provide extensive information about their experiences, values, and aspects of their lives that can be used to help learners understand key concepts about aging and the life course. The authors provide an overview of approaches including exercises and activities keyed to a corpus of oral narratives, targeting graduate and undergraduate students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina