Ageing in a Changing World
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This course draws on the fields of developmental psychology, demography, philosophy sociology and education to understand learning and change processes throughout adulthood. It will also include material related to biological, emotional, social and cultural factors from time to time, and it will introduce New Zealand material that influences adult development and ageing in a range of contexts. Students are encouraged to think critically about governmental and organisational policies and to consider carefully the implications, if any, of these theories both for their own personal development and for social policy in New Zealand and around the world.
A key objective of this paper is to deepen understanding of skills to critique policy planning and practice, and to develop research skills applicable for 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 theories of ageing for their own personal development and for social policy.
The course will run exclusively online throughout Trimester B. There will be no required face to face meetings for the course.
Regular online presence is required from Monday 12 July 2021. The course ends on Friday 15 October 2021.
Details of learning activities for each week will be provided in the online Moodle site. New materials will be made available each week on Monday. Activities may include participation in online discussions, optional quizzes on readings, and joining into Zoom sessions. Full details of the assessment requirements, due dates and weightings for these tasks are provided in this paper outline.
The Moodle site for this paper can be accessed through the following link:http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz/or you can click on the Moodle button on the University home page.
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
1. Locate, read and interpret published research on a range of developmental perspectives on ageing.
Linked to the following assessments:• Assessment 1: Literature Review (1)• Assessment 2: Report (Research Presentation) (2)• Assessment 3: Essay (3)
2. Demonstrate an understanding of historical, biological, emotional, personal and societal factors that help shape experiences of ageing in a changing world.
Linked to the following assessments:• Assessment 3: Essay (3)
3. Examine cultural perspectives on the role of older adults in society and arrangements for elder care
Linked to the following assessments:• Assessment 2: Report (Research Presentation) (2)
4. Describe and critique governmental and business approaches to ageing populations and workforces
Linked to the following assessments:• Assessment 2: Report (Research Presentation) (2)
5. Demonstrate an understanding of research approaches to understanding ageing in a changing world.
Linked to the following assessments:• Assessment 1: Literature Review (1)
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.
The requirements for each of the assessments are described in detail later in this Paper Outline. Please note that any announcements regarding general requirements and assessment not contained in this document will be posted in the News Forum and the weekly work schedule on the Moodle site. You need to ensure that your default email address is correct in Moodle, as the site will forward these messages to you automatically.
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. This paper is fully internally assessed. To pass the course, it is recommended that you attempt all of the following pieces of work. There are no resubmissions of assignments permitted in this paper.
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Assessment 1: Literature Review||
13 Aug 2021
|2. Assessment 2: Report (Research Presentation)||
24 Sep 2021
|3. Assessment 3: Essay||
15 Oct 2021
Required and Recommended Readings*
Ngā pānuitanga matua / Required Reading
There is no set textbook for this paper.
Weekly required readings for the paper can be accessed via the Reading List tab on Moodle or the Reading list tab on the library homepage. The reading list also provides background reading for assignments and, from time to time, some links to reading materials may be posted in Moodle.
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.
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.
The course will run exclusively online throughout Trimester B. There will be no required face to face meetings for the course. However, students who live near one another are encouraged to form your own study groups (you can use the Social Forum online to arrange this if you wish).
If you wish to ask a question about anything to do with the course, you should first consider whether the question is something that may concern others, in which case please use the Q&A link on the Moodle site. If it is something private to you alone, please use the Private conversation with Diana link. Both of these send automatic emails to the lecturer.
There are some very useful online resources aimed at helping you achieve at Student Learning: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/students/student-learning. There are also some very helpful and simple videos on how to use the library more effectively on the Virtual Reference Desk in Moodle, and on the front of the library web page. 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 email@example.com or phoning the helpdesk at (07) 838-4008.
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You will need to spend at least three hours accumulated at different times across the whole week online, reading and contributing to discussions and investigating online resources. It is important that you factor regular time online into your week. Don’t leave it to chance - timetable it! In addition, you are expected to spend 3-4 hours reading the regular weekly chapter, and another 3-4 hours preparing your assignments. Keep these expectations in mind, and organise your study time effectively.
The following are the minimum expectations for students’ workloads:
15 point paper - 150 total hours
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: Either HDCO100, HMDEV100 or TEHD100, TEEDU102 and 15 points at 200 level in any subject.
Restricted papers: HDCO302