Navigating the future of gerontology education: curriculum mapping to the AGHE competencies

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Submitted by Minnesota North... on Jun 6, 2021 - 7:49pm CDT

Resource Type: 
Journal Article

The recent adoption of gerontology competencies for undergraduate and graduate education emphasize a need for competency-based education. This article from Gerontology & Geriatrics Education describes the approach one program took to mapping and aligning courses to the newly adopted Association for Gerontology in Higher Education's (AGHE) competencies in an effort to clarify curriculum needs for a diverse student population, increase the measurability of objectives, and apply for Program of Merit status through AGHE. Assessment of current courses led to mapping objectives to competencies, identifying missing content, and revising courses to reduce knowledge gaps. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

Author(s): 
Kara Dassel
Jacqueline Eaton
Katarina Felsted
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