AbstractThis resources describes a theme-based sociology of aging course and a theme-based project, an Eldertopia. This essay outlines specifically a project used in a Sociology of Aging course.
- Subject Area(s):
- Aging/Social Gerontology
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- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesThis project was designed based on William Thomas' concept of an Eldertopia. This project asked students to design an Eldertopia of their own, using material from class and readings.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will be able to understand the unique social problems associated with an aging population and specific solutions to such problems.Students will be able to apply sociology of aging concepts to a real life proposal.
- Students will demonstrate their understanding of the unique problems associated with an aging population and solutions to this problem by designing an community that addresses the problems associated with this population.