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HealthLit4Kids: Empowering health literacy through the arts in HealthLit4Kids: the benefits of arts-based pedagogies for health literacy in primary school-aged children

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Burke, E and Nash, R and Elmer, S and MacDonald, A, HealthLit4Kids: Empowering health literacy through the arts in HealthLit4Kids: the benefits of arts-based pedagogies for health literacy in primary school-aged children, Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19), 6 September 2019, Hobart, Tasmania (2019) [Conference Extract]

Abstract

HealthLit4Kids is a schools-based health literacy project aimed at improving health literacy in primary school-aged children, teachers and communities. This presentation examines the pedagogical strategies used in HealthLit4Kids in its first two years of delivery in Tasmania (Australia), with a particular focus on the role of arts-based pedagogies in supporting a social ecological model to health literacy development. Across five Tasmanian schools in varying socio-economic areas, arts-based pedagogies emerged in HealthLit4Kids as a consistently accessible and powerful means of engaging children in health literacy in a sustained way within their classrooms, and more broadly, within their communities. The presentation engages with the effort of ‘repackaging…established ideas concerning the relationship between education and empowerment’ (Nutbeam 2000) by considering how arts-based pedagogies can support the aims of health literacy within the ACHPE, but also more equitable approaches to health literacy across the curriculum and in the broader community.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:HealthLit4Kids, health literacy, health education, schools, student engagement
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Primary Health Care
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health Education and Promotion
UTAS Author:Burke, E (Dr Eliza Burke)
UTAS Author:Nash, R (Dr Rosie Nash)
UTAS Author:Elmer, S (Dr Shandell Elmer)
UTAS Author:MacDonald, A (Dr Abbey MacDonald)
ID Code:137511
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2020-02-18
Last Modified:2020-02-18
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