A pedagogical strategy addressing an unmet need: Making the biology of aging an accessible part of interdisciplinary gerontology education

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Journal Article

This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education shares 15 years of experience developing a pedagogical strategy that situates the biology of aging as an accessible part of interdisciplinary gerontology education for nonbiologists and biologists alike. The approach hinges on a four-pronged learning opportunity--four course offerings--that places high priority on exactitude with language and sees development of an attitude of precision with language as essential to intellectual growth. The article details how the strategy unleashes a versatile method for developing cross-disciplinary discoverers prepared for a lifetime of seeing and reporting. The full article can be accessed with an OpenAthens account through your institution or with a Taylor & Francis Online account.

David J. Waters
Gerald C. Hyner
Kenneth F. Ferraro