ERIC Number: ED365823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Challenging Our Assumptions: The Role of Popular Education in Promoting Health. Proceedings of the Annual Health Promotion Workshop (5th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 25, 1986 and October 9, 1986).
Farlow, D'arcy, Ed.
This document reports on a health promotion divisional workshop on popular education (PE) that was conducted to teach health promoters/educators to use PE methodology to analyze their educational work and role as health promoters and to learn to apply PE methodology during the health promotion activities. Information on the history and characteristics of PE is presented along with a model for a health promotion divisional workshop. The model, which was based on PE methodology, includes three steps: action (determining the tenets and role of health promotion), reflection (deepening analysis of the health promotion process), and action (developing plans for application of PE methodology). Each step is illustrated through case studies. This document contains information on the history of PE, the workshop planning model, and the case studies. Appended are a summary of comments/suggestions regarding the workshop, tips for planning workshops, a 35-item resource list, names/addresses of the workshop participants, and descriptions of participatory techniques for use in conducting workshops. Among the techniques outlined are exercises for helping participants get to know one another, energizing discussion groups, and identifying and analyzing common problems. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Health, Toronto.; Ontario Public Health Association, Toronto.