ERIC Number: EJ989807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Using Video as Pedagogy for Globally Connected Learning about the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
Rowan, Diana; Kabwira, Davie; Mmatli, Tlamelo; Rankopo, Morena; Long, Dennis D.
Journal of Social Work Education, v48 n4 p691-706 Dec 2012
How might U.S. social work students' perceptions of HIV/AIDS differ from those of social work students in sub-Saharan Africa? Furthermore, what can students learn from hearing how students from other countries view them? Social work students in the United States, Botswana, and Malawi were video-recorded; they then viewed the videos of students at other sites and responded. The African students had personal experiences of HIV/AIDS, whereas those in the United States had little contact with people living with HIV/AIDS. Students in all locations revealed culturally constructed meanings and beliefs in associated myths regarding HIV/AIDS. The process of viewing students of different cultures is illustrated as an effective pedagogical approach toward increasing students' global learning and could be replicated using discussion of other international challenges.
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Social Work, Cultural Differences, African Culture, Teaching Methods, Counselor Training, Cross Cultural Studies, Misconceptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana; Malawi; United States