In this assignment you are being asked to demonstrate your critical understanding of TWO gerontological perspectives and discuss how these perspectives relate to an aspect of ageing.
Please refer to your Subject Outline for more comprehensive instructions. Be sure to read your Subject Outline carefully, as well as any information about the assignment provided by your Subject Coordinator.
Choose a topic relating to ageing that resonates with your work, interest, discipline or practice.
There are some suggested topics in your Subject Outline that can help get you started and you can discuss other potential topics with your Subject Coordinator. You can use this topic again in Assignment Two.
Since you are required to discuss your topic in relation to TWO gerontological perspectives (biological, social, psychological), be sure to select perspectives that have the most relevance to your chosen topic.
While you're deciding what topic and perspectives to use, it will be useful to look for background information. This might seem like doing more work when you could just jump straight into in-depth research, but it actually provides you with important context that can make the rest of your research project more efficient.
There are a number of places to find background information:
While you shouldn't use Wikipedia as a source in an academic paper, it can be a fairly useful source for background information. Citations in Wikipedia articles can sometimes lead you to other good sources, especially on contemporary topics. Wikipedia can also be useful for finding relevant keywords to use when searching other resources.
Once you have chosen your topic and gerontological perspectives, you will need to conduct more in-depth research and are required to use at least 10 academic sources.
Different sources of information can assist you with each part of your assignment.