Service Learning Project -- Spring 1997
The Lifespan of Perceptual Development
Knowledge can Foster Appreciation and Understanding
Go to 1998 project webpage.
Back (L to R): Tisha Reid (grad. assistent), Shandra Session, Melissa Youngman, Sydne Steinberg, Lynae Carr, Shannon Street, Brenda Albertson, Kelly Taylor, Shannon Vanbuskirk, Front: Dr. Lauren Scharff, Ella Bowser, Anna Martin, Shannon Hightower,Aaron Aiza, Sara Borek, Shelly Kruk, & Alyson Hill (Service-Learning team leader).
In order to appreciate perceptual changes and to share with others what has been learned, the class went on three field trips.
End of Semester Summary of data and project: an experimental paper write-up.
Perceptual Changes: Although there are many differences across individuals, aging is strongly correlated with many perceptual changes. Some of these are considered "natural aging" effects, while others are more clearly due to disease.
More information is available on the following specific topics:
Presbyopia Glaucoma Retinitis Pigmentosa Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Detachments Cataracts Presbycusis Otosclerosis Tinnitus Touch Taste Smell
Some Service-Learning References
For some general information on Service Learning and the projects
at Stephen F. Austin State University: The Center for Service-Learning and Eldercare
Go to Scharff front page.