Social Constructs of Ageing
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- 24 Feb 2020
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explore and describe the socio-cultural patterns and dimensions of ageing
- Critically consider experiences of, and attitudes to, ageing across countries and cultures including Indigenous communities
- Critically evaluate the use of language as applied to ageing and ageing-related health conditions and interventions
- Examine and reflect on your own beliefs and values with respect to ageing and ageism
- Topics to be confirmed via LMS at the commencement of the study term
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject examines how ageing is a social construct. This will begin by examining the global phenomena of population ageing, and how language has been used to discuss the social change from a young to older population. The subject also examines ideas and attitudes towards ageing and older age across cultures, including Indigenous communities. You will examine and critique social attitudes towards ageing, the impacts of ageism, and how language impacts on our understandings and experiences of ageing and older age. This will involve reflecting on your own views, values and beliefs.
- Discussion post activity (10%)
- Quizzes (30%)
- Workbook exercises (20%)
- Written assignment (40%)
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