Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools
Ryan, Mary E., Rossi, Tony, lisahunter, , Macdonald, Doune, & McCuaig, Louise (2012) Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools. Curriculum Perspectives, 32(3), pp. 1-10.
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While schools are mandated to teach health education, there is considerable disjunction between government and community expectations, definitions of health literacy, and what schools are currently teaching. Health literacy in the health sector tends to be dominated by a pathogenic approach, where the health of a person is generally referenced against states of illness. In this paper we argue for a salutogenic approach to health literacies. Further, we utilise mainstream literacy theories and models to propose a robust framework for health literacy in schools that accounts for the complexity of health and well being in contemporary society.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Health literacies, Health curriculum, Salutogenic health and wellbeing, Antonovsky|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Australian Curriculum Studies Association|
|Deposited On:||07 Feb 2012 23:42|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2013 10:37|
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