Ways to Improve Health Literacy Among Adult Learners

As conveyed in your reading materials, health literacy encourages active participation in creating and maintaining a living environment that is healthy.  In this assignment, you are asked to consider ways to improve health literacy among adult learners.

Case Assignment Expectations:

Use information from the modular background readings as well as any good quality resource you can find.  Please cite all sources and provide a reference list at the end of your paper.
LENGTH:  3 pages
The following items/requirements/questions will be assessed in particular:

  • Discuss whether the traditional pedagogic approach to teaching is appropriate for adult learners
  • Identify teaching principles that are useful for adult learners
  • Develop/adapt a design for an effective education plan.  The plan will be for adult learners who have low health literacy. The education plan should include:  subjects to be taught, length of time, and references.
  • What do you see as the primary differences between teaching adults and young learners?

Your paper will be graded on the following factors:

  1. Precision – follow all instructions and answer each part of the assignment.
  2. Breadth – show broad knowledge of the module’s topic.
  3. Depth – go into detail to show more critical thought about the specific assignment.
  4. Clarity – the extent to which you elaborate and include discussion or examples as asked.
  5. Critical thinking – thinking that goes beyond simple description, repetition, or quotation, and comes to a relevant conclusion.
  6. Original work – the paper is your own work, not copied or paraphrased from any other sources. Citations are used any time you state a fact or idea that is not common knowledge.
  7. Application (for SLP assignments)- the extent to which you apply the information to a real-life situation related to the assignment.
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