Afterwards, students divided into groups and created survey questions, whether on a scale or open-ended, to be used for our HAP projects as post-evaluation. These will also help in creating the posters for the Healthy Aging Symposium to be held this July. This survey will be much easier to be administered if the questions can be asked orally, since many of the elderly have trouble reading small or medium sized print. Also, I think that open-ended questions will have much more merit that those on a scale, especially if there is no pre-evaluation as the numbers will be arbitrary with nothing to be compared to.
Three students led a discussion about Worlds of Difference and the readings. What caught my mind was the fact that a person may experience a certain event much differently and experience different long-term effects than another even though they were living at the time in the same location. Age matters in the discussion, and so we should not assume that a particular event in history has had the same general influence on everyone.
Lastly, we were given a project that would require scholars to address specific myths of ageism through a creative medium such as a video, cartoon, or story. I really look forward to what my fellow students will be creating. They are all so creative, and I am sure we will be seeing some very special end-products to this project.