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ERIC Number: EJ899002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Challenging Assumptions: Teaching, Documenting, Producing and Negotiating "Health"
Herrick, Clare
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v34 n3 p345-362 Aug 2010
As "health" climbs academic, policy, commercial, non-profit and societal agendas, it has become increasingly subject to scrutiny by geographers. Yet, while health geographers may explore the discursive production, operationalization, deployment and management of health; the role of pedagogical practices has been repeatedly overlooked despite the clear intersections between the discipline's ongoing debate over its criticality and critical pedagogical aspirations. This paper explores this omission and its significance for teaching health geography by drawing upon the example and experience of two exercises undertaken with Masters students in a new health geography module--concept mapping and a simple definition exercise. (Contains 9 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom