Advancing Health Promotion Pedagogy: A Multi-Step, Applied Health Promotion Classroom ProjectCreative Education (2016)
Courses that bridge health promotion scholarship with a demonstrative application of that scho- larship are potent and critical for future public health professionals. For senior students about to graduate from the Honors Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) Program at Western University (Ontario, Canada), my intention was to create a course experience that marries health promotion scholarship with a practical skill-set in line with constructivist learning approaches. This article outlines a multi-component, classroom-based, population health group project for senior students enrolled in an Advanced Health Promotion course. Since its inception, the course has hosted 562 students and has received an average evaluation of 6.4/7.0 on the overall course experience. The specific requirements of the needs assessment, epidemiological assessment, social marketing campaign, implementation evaluation, and project summary, as well as strategies to facilitate pos- itive group dynamics are presented.
Citation InformationJennifer D. Irwin. "Advancing Health Promotion Pedagogy: A Multi-Step, Applied Health Promotion Classroom Project" Creative Education Vol. 7 Iss. 6 (2016) p. 845 - 851
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jenniferirwin/164/