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ERIC Number: EJ816608
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-095X
Teaching Prevention on Sensitive Topics: Key Elements and Pedagogical Techniques
Russell, Beth S.; Soysa, Champika K.; Wagoner, Marc J.; Dawson, Lori
Journal of Primary Prevention, v29 n5 p413-433 Sep 2008
This paper presents a set of topical and pedagogical considerations for instructors teaching material on sensitive topics with either the primary or secondary aim of addressing prevention. Prevention can be approached as an effort to create changes in an individual's attitudes/beliefs, knowledge, and behavior. Following this framework, classroom content that challenges students' perceptions, preconceived notions, and attitudes can be seen as preventive in nature. Preparing students to work through the same layers of complexity that thoroughly trained and experienced researchers and practitioners struggle with requires particular attention to the classroom environment.
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Language: English
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