I don't want to grow old.

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    Abstract

    Background, aim and relevance
    A previous simulation-based education project showed that by acting as the patient in simulation activities, attention was brought to the student`s own body and resulted in a sensatory expression, tacit knowledge and enhanced theory-practice integration.

    Methods
    Through participant observation, we explored students' understanding of the aging process and how they learn wearing an old age simulation suit. The students engaged in everyday life activities such as eating, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed. The suit enables students to experience the inconveniences of mus-culoskeletal, visual and auditory changes.
    Five two-hours' workshops were conducted with 60 students in total. The workshops consisted of an initial briefing, scenario performance, debriefing and final evaluation.

    (Preliminary) Results
    Themes from analysis:
    - Concerns of growing old
    - Bodily experiences of movement reduction and in the different senses
    - Simulation as an eye-opener to new understandings of old age
    - Cognitive and bodily experiences of the time perspective
    - Bodily-kinesthetic learning

    Conclusions
    Our results indicate that old age simulation enhanced learning as a result of combined physical and cognitive activities receiving information from all the senses and emotional involvement. The study suggests bodily ac-tivity in simulation enhance learning.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato23 sep. 2015
    StatusUdgivet - 23 sep. 2015
    BegivenhedSUNDTEK Forskningsdagen: PH Metropol - PH Metropol, København, Danmark
    Varighed: 23 sep. 201523 sep. 2015

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    KonferenceSUNDTEK Forskningsdagen
    LokationPH Metropol
    Land/OmrådeDanmark
    ByKøbenhavn
    Periode23/09/1523/09/15

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