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Christian Reinboth profile image
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 11 months ago
This rather unique course is centered around the many questions concerning the rapid demographic changes in a lot of nations around the globe. While most courses offered on Coursera.org include "traditional"... This rather unique course is centered around the many questions concerning the rapid demographic changes in a lot of nations around the globe. While most courses offered on Coursera.org include "traditional" video lectures featuring mostly the lecturers and their slides, this course offers students a series of conversations between the two excellent lecturers and a number of experts on the various aspects of aging and the consequences of living in an aging society. I found this to be a very refreshing and interesting approach, which might not be suited for every subject but certainly fits well for this course.
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Caroline B profile image
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7/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 12 months ago
The course turned out differently than I expected but I still learnt a lot from it. Each week was dedicated to a different question such as "What is ageing?", "What is it to be old?", "What is an aging socie... The course turned out differently than I expected but I still learnt a lot from it. Each week was dedicated to a different question such as "What is ageing?", "What is it to be old?", "What is an aging society?" etc. In addition to lectures about these topics the participants were asked to answer this question through a submission of their choice. These submissions were then read and graded by peers. All in all it was a very interesting experience. I only found the couse quite US-centric (e.g. one lecture bored me a bit because as a German I don't need convincing that free health insurance is a good thing) and towoards the end some aspects seemed to repeat themselves. The same happened in the student submissions because the questions often overlapped. For example I almost read the same essay about the question "What is it to age well?" and the question "What do ageing societies need to do to prepare for the future?" I also would have liked a few more practical recommendations about what can be done to age better. Still I recommend this course to people who are interesting in this very intriguing topic of changing demographics in the US and the rest of the world.
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