HMDEV302-20B (HAM)

Ageing in a Changing World

15 Points

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Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

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Paper Description

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For those students who want to focus on adulthood and ageing as part of the life span, this paper provides an in depth examination of ageing in the context of our changing world. We consider biological, emotional, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence adult development and ageing in a range of contexts, especially to gain awareness of governmental and organisational policies that impact the ageing experience. While this paper can be taken as an independent option, many students extend on their ideas encountered in HMDEV202 Adult Development & Ageing as the papers are designed to complement each other.

A key objective of this paper is to deepen understanding of skills to critique policy planning and practice, and to develop research skills in the adult development field in New Zealand and internationally. Learning activities will also include a focus on how adults develop and move through the ageing process. Students are encouraged to consider concepts about adulthood and ageing from a scholarly yet critical perspective, and to deeply consider the implications of these theories for their own personal development and for social policy.

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Paper Structure

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Programme Format

This paper comprises 12 topics taught over a 12-week trimester. The focus is on ageing in a changing world, taught with ngā mahi (lecture and tutorial content) and ko ngā pānui matua (recommended or additional readings). Weekly readings provide a base of content that will be further explored in lectures and tutorials alongside some supplementary learning activities in Moodle. These will also inform classroom discussions and assignment work. Students are expected to:

  • Engage in all lecture and learning materials on Moodle on a weekly basis
  • Attend all tutorials (2 hours)
  • Read in advance the relevant readings as indicated in the paper outline
  • Complete and submit all assessment tasks by their due date.

Participation

Participation is highly encouraged. All teaching and learning will take a blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching options. Short videos will be prepared for students to watch independently and flexibly in preparation for in-depth collaboration, discussion and learning activities in face-to-face classes and/or online discussions. This paper intends students will actively participate and contribute to the establishment of a learning community for the duration of the paper. In practice, there will be opportunities to engage in online materials and readings for each topic, get involved in discussion and present ideas (individually or as part of a group) to stimulate debate either online or in class, or in both locations. While your lecturer will steer the course in terms of presenting new topics, you will be encouraged to develop semi-autonomous and self-directed skills online as part of your adult learning journey. Communication will occur via Moodle and in the class learning environment setting. Thursday lecture materials will be made available online, and Thursday tutorials will operate as face-to-face sessions on campus.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • 1. Locate, read and interpret published research on a range of developmental perspectives on ageing.
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  • 2. Demonstrate an understanding of historical, biological, emotional, personal and societal factors that help shape experiences of ageing in a changing world.
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  • 3. Examine cultural perspectives on the role of older adults in society and arrangements for elder care
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  • 4. Describe and critique governmental and business approaches to ageing populations and workforces
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  • 5. Demonstrate an understanding of research approaches to understanding ageing in a changing world.
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Assessment

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Ngā aromatawai / Assessments

General requirements and regulations
This paper is fully internally assessed. If you need additional help with assignments, please contact the Student Learning support staff in Te Puna Ako/Centre of Tertiary Teaching and Learning.

Assessment Components
The requirements for each of the assessments are described in detail later in this Paper Outline.

Alignment of assessment and learning outcomes
Students will be working towards all of the above Learning Outcomes throughout this paper. All the outcomes will be assessed in an ongoing and holistic way throughout each of the assignments. Specifically, Assignment 1 will contribute to the assessment of LOs 1), 2); Assignment 2 to the assessment of LOs 1), 2), 5) and Assignment 3 to the assessment of LOs 1), 3), 4).

Passing the paper
It is strongly advised that you complete ALL assessments. You must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% to pass the paper. If you do not obtain a passing grade for a particular assessment item, you will still pass the course if your overall mark reaches 50% (C-).You are strongly advised to attempt ALL assessment tasks, as this will increase the likelihood that you pass the course overall. Please note that there are no resubmission opportunities.
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assessment 1: Literature Review
14 Aug 2020
11:30 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assessment 2: Report (Presentation)
18 Sep 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Upload to Moodle Forum
3. Assessment 3: Essay
9 Oct 2020
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Ngā pānuitanga matua / Required Reading Textbook
There is no set textbook for this paper.

Readings
There is a Readings Lists for this paper available through the University of Waikato library which has details of required and recommended reading to be discussed each week. The reading list also provides background reading for assignments and, from time to time, some links to reading materials may be posted in Moode.

Other Readings
There is considerable choice within assignment topics and students are expected to carry out library searches for appropriate materials. Guidance will be given from your Lecturer and Library Coach. Guest lecturers may also indicate other recommended reading in relation to their topics. Students will be advised of these readings in Moodle during the sessions concerned.

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Recommended Readings

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Bjorklund, B. R., (2015). The Journey of Adulthood (8th edition). Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education Limited. Library call no: BF724.5 .B442 2015

Drewery, W. & Claiborne, L. Bird (2014). Human Development: Family, place, culture (2nd ed.). Sydney: McGraw-Hill.

Please note that this paper presumes knowledge of the introductory lifespan material taught in HMDEV100/TEEDU102 Lifespan Development and also overlaps with concepts introduced in HMDEV202 Adult Development and Ageing. If you have not done these papers for any reason, or cannot remember the material, you would be well advised to refer to one or both of the above books as required.

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Other Resources

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You will be expected to monitor Moodle on a regular basis. From time to time, additional resources may be added to complement instruction and discussion in class.
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Online Support

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This paper is supplemented with online materials and is supported by Moodle as an additional teaching space. Communication, lecture material, supported readings, assignment briefings, assignment feedback and all miscellaneous material will be via the Moodle site. All written assignments must be submitted through Moodle too.

Each week the site will be updated with information about the week’s topics and any supplementary readings. You should check your Moodle site on a regular basis. Online web address: http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/ or you can click on the Moodle link on the university home page. Any issues can be also discussed with the paper convenor through the Private Conversation forum on Moodle.

Moodle support can be found online at the help site: http://online.waikato.ac.nz/wcel/moodle/help/ and on MyWeb. You can also email the ITS Help Desk by clicking the Help link at the bottom of each Moodle page or by emailing help@waikato.ac.nz or phoning the helpdesk at (07) 838-4008.

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Workload

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This is a Level 3 paper worth 15 points towards your degree and University regulations stipulate an expected total workload of 150 hours. As for all 300 level papers, there is a total contact hour expectation of between 36-60 hours. Students should engage with weekly lecture notes and weekly tutorial activities and keep up the online engagement and 'out of class' work (e.g. organisation of lecture notes, additional reading, preparation of assignments, etc). Keep these expectations in mind, and organise your study time effectively.

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper complements HMDEV202 (Adult Development and Ageing) and extends the ideas from HMDEV202. This paper may lead into further study at postgraduate level in human development and related fields.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: Either HDCO100, HMDEV100 or TEHD100, TEEDU102 and 15 points at 200 level in any subject.

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: HDCO302

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