MODULE 4

Module 4 Introduction: Learning from contents

Description

Women's economic, social and personal resources are more vulnerable as they age compared to those of men, as women tend to be limited by female gender roles their entire life. Older women learn in order to meet their personal needs and produce an impact on communities to which they belong (couple, family, local community, etc.).

 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Knowledge

The participants will gain insight in older adult education for older women.

They will be able to recognize the social and engagement importance of gendered older adult education.

 

  • Skills

The participants will be able to analyze the learning behavior and needs of older female learners.

They are able to effectively communicate with older learners in general and older female learners in particular.

 

  • Competences

The participants will be able to identify the needs, wishes and aspirations of older women and understand how to address them in learning materials and how to choose appropriate methods to deliver an educational programme for this target group.

They will be able to synthesize the experiential knowledge of female learners with the disciplinary knowledge about old age, older women and their issues.

 

Duration

2.5 hours (60 min f2f + 45 min online + 45 min online)

Analysing needs, wishes, and aspirations

 

Duration:

60 minutes

 

Learning Objectives:

The learners will become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of older women and understand that their needs can be the needs of a deficiency or goals for personal growth: They aspire to (finally) fulfill their personal potential and be liberated from family obligations and to freely enjoy life.

 

Methodology:

Face-to-face session

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

Preparation: 

Ice-breaker “When was the first or the last time you felt invisible or humiliated?” (variation: “Let’s become invisible for 3 minutes!”) (Activity 1)

 

Course work:

Experiential exercise: ”Labels”. (Activity 2)

Discussion on the content of the module.

 

Reflection:

The learners should be able to argue how the labels help them in everyday life and what other attributes they envision for themselves (objectives for personal development).

Identifying engendered educational topics

Duration: 

60 minutes

 

Learning Objectives:

The participants are able to identify older women’s gender issues related to everyday social life, work environment, and cultural environment.



Methodology:

Online session (Zoom)

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

Preparation: 

Ice-breaker ”Changing gender overnight”. (Activity 1)

 

Course work:

Focused discussion about gender roles on the basis of the graphic “10 examples of harmful traditional gendered roles”. Participants should also provide examples of gender roles themselves. Make sure that the terms ‘gender discrimination’ and ‘gender equality’ are defined and explained beforehand. (Activity 2)



Reflection:

At the end of the discussion, the learners are asked to imagine how the world in which men and women are equal would look like (they can draw it, or write a poem about it, etc.).

How to develop an educational programme from your findings

 

Duration:

45 minutes

 

Learning Objectives:

The learners are familiar with and can apply methods of collaborative and transformative learning.

 

Methodology:

Online session (Zoom) 

 

Content (Type of activities list & small description):

Preparation: 

Icebreaker: ”Name some exceptional women from history” (Activity 1) 

 

Course work:

Workgroup exercise: ”Save the best for eternity”. (Activity 2)

An alternative content for an educational programme can be related to social networking and practical information about time banks. (Activity 3)

 

Reflection:

“What idea discussed during this session has inspired you in any way?” (Activity 4)

 

Self-assessment.

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