Evaluation Strategies

Evaluation of student performance can be based on the following factors for this module:

  • Objective tests (true/false, multiple choice)
  • Essay questions
  • Assigned papers, especially to reflect increased self-knowledge of learners= own cultural attitudes and values
  • Reports from individual or group projects

Evaluation strategies to use for specific learning objectives are listed below.

Evaluation Strategies for Specific Learning Objectives

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Objective Strategy
More nearly understand the effect of their own  cultural background on their attitudes toward health care. Project:
A paper asking learners to examine the influence of their own cultural background on attitudes towards people of different cultures Use of reflection (journaling), (See Eyler, Giles, and Schmeide), and/or Reflective narratives about their own ethnic background, values and beliefs about health, health care, the interaction between spirituality and health, and death. In-class reports from these assignments and class discussions of similarities and differences are also valuable, especially in a class with learners from diverse backgrounds.
Define major terms used in ethnogeriatrics Objective TestProjects:
Have learners research the health beliefs, customs, and family systems of different ethnicities. Assignments to interview members from different generations or times of immigration in the same ethnic population can help illustrate the acculturation continuum.
Identify the major sources of information on the sizes of ethnic populations of older adults in the U.S. and the categories that are used for the populations. Essay Question, PaperProject:
Ask groups to analyze census data and report the variations in characteristics WITHIN ethnic populations.
Describe the sizes and growth trends in the major population categories of ethnic older adults. Objective Test, Paper,Project:
Ask groups to analyze census data and report the variations in characteristics WITHIN ethnic populations.
Describe factors that affect cross cultural interactions in geriatric health care in terms of the cultural backgrounds of the providers and patients and the culture of the setting. Paper/Essay (case histories, journal, reflective narratives,Class Discussion/Participation

Projects: 
A paper asking learners to examine the influence of their own cultural background on attitudes towards people of different cultures Use of reflection (journaling), (See Eyler, Giles, and Schmeide), and/or Reflective narratives about their own ethnic background, values and beliefs about health, health care, the interaction between spirituality and health, and death. In-class reports from these assignments and class discussions of similarities and differences are also valuable, especially in a class with learners from diverse backgrounds. Have learners research the health beliefs, customs, and family systems of different ethnicities. Have learners interview an elderly person from an ethnic background other than their own to recognize cultural and religious beliefs and practices. Ask groups to analyze census data and report the variations in characteristics WITHIN ethnic populations. Have learners analyze the system level indicators of cultural competence within a health care system in their own community. Assignments to interview members from different generations or times of immigration in the same ethnic population can help illustrate the acculturation continuum.

List the major components of cultural competence in health care on the system and provider levels. Objective Test,
Essay/Paper (case histories, reflective narratives),
Class Discussion/ParticipationProject:
ave learners analyze the system level indicators of cultural competence within a health care system in their own community.
List three important principles of geriatric care. Objective Test, Essay Question, Paper, Class Discussion/ParticipationProject:
Have learners interview an elderly person from an ethnic background other than their own to recognize cultural and religious beliefs and practices.Have learners interview an elderly person from an ethnic background other than their own to recognize cultural and religious beliefs and practices.