Social Constructs of Ageing
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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
- Examine the relevance of culture to experiences of and attitudes to ageing including Indigenous communities
- Critically explore 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
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
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This subject examines how ageing is a social construct. The subject will begin by examining the global phenomena of population ageing, and how language is used to discuss the social change from a young to older population. The subject also examines cultural and Indigenous beliefs of ageing and older age. You will examine and critique social attitudes towards ageing, the impacts of ageism, and how the use of language impacts on our understandings and experiences of ageing and older age. This will involve reflecting on your own views, values and beliefs.
- Quiz (30%)
- Written Assignment (40%)
- Discussion Posts (10%)
- Short Essay Questions (20%)
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