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ERIC Number: EJ790837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
Fiction and Film as Teaching Instruments in Higher Health Care Education
Persson, Ingrid A. -L.; Persson, Karin
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v32 n2 p111-118 May 2008
Teaching of the sciences of behaviour in higher health care education is sparse. The authors believe that students with increased knowledge and education of the human mind and soul would have a wider understanding of the human nature. Physiology describes the anatomy and function of the body, but in order to describe life/the living human, they were looking for a tool to describe the mind/soul as well as the body; to describe the connection between the two. Their intention was to teach the knowledge of the human being as an exciting experience and not just as a patient but as a larger concept; a human being in all its dimensions. To understand the multidimensional structure of behaviour, as many perspectives as possible are needed. In using film and fiction in education, the authors want the students to use their own sensory systems and emotions to learn about behaviour. As fiction and film expose the microcosmos, the audience will experience the microcosmos in the spotlight. The purpose of this article is to stimulate and inspire other teachers to use these means in higher health care education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden