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Audience response devices ('clickers'): A discussion paper on their potential contribution to alcohol education in schools


Hughes, C and Roche, Am and Bywood, P and Trifonoff, A, Audience response devices ('clickers'): A discussion paper on their potential contribution to alcohol education in schools, Health Education Journal, 72, (1) pp. 47-55. ISSN 0017-8969 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0017896911430547


Many schools endeavour to provide effective, relevant and appealing alcohol education to students, using up-to-date technologies and resources. However, choosing an appropriate, evidence-based program or approach is rarely straightforward given the plethora of options and limited evidence base. The alcohol education literature and findings from a recent Australian study indicate four key features of effective alcohol education approaches � interactivity, peer education, exploration of students� opinions/knowledge, and addressing alcohol-related misperceptions. These four features are acknowledged strengths of audience response devices (�clickers�). Clickers are increasingly popular, supported by growing evidence of suitability for a variety of educational application and have untapped potential in the delivery of alcohol education. Clickers can engage and empower students and their ability to elucidate misperceptions regarding prevalence and acceptance of risky alcohol use among peers corresponds with normative education approaches. Clickers are effective, fun, create valuable �teachable moments� and provide potential to enhance delivery of evidence-based alcohol education.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:drug education, health promotion, adolescents, clickers, peer education, interactive teaching
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health education and promotion
UTAS Author:Hughes, C (Dr Clarissa Hughes)
ID Code:74016
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-11-08
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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