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ERIC Number: EJ837167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Sketches in Cyberspace: Using Student Drawings of Elders in an Online Social Gerontology Course
Barrett, Anne E.; Pai, Manacy
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v29 n1 p84-103 Jun 2008
Much of the literature on teaching gerontology derives from experiences in face-to-face settings. There is limited discussion of either the applicability of teaching techniques drawn from the traditional setting to the online environment or the development of novel strategies to engage distance students of aging. We developed and assessed an exercise designed to stimulate an online, asynchronous discussion of ageism in a Web-based social gerontology course. The exercise required students to analyze patterns found in sketches of elders drawn by themselves and their peers. The activity, which was favorably evaluated by our students, provided a springboard for discussion of the origins and consequences of ageism, as well as issues at the intersection of gender and age inequality. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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