Introduction to the international handbook of teaching and learning in health promotion: What and for whom is it intended?

Marco Akerman, Ana Claudia Camargo Gonçalves Germani, Stephan Broucke, Shu Ti Chiou, Lislaine Fracolli, Sylvie Gendron, Diane Levin-Zamir, Kate Morgaine, Júlia Aparecida Devidé Nogueira, Alfredo Almeida Pina Oliveira, Dais Gonçalves Rocha, Jane Wills

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Publishers have many books on teaching and learning methods for health education/health promotion focusing on patients, families, and communities, or, more specifically, to develop needs and assessment capacity. We have not found any book specifically for lecturers teaching health promotion for undergraduate students or postgraduate studies in the courses of the health professions. This book is about teaching and learning health promotion in the health professions undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well as other professions. It is suitable for related fields as Architecture, Urban Planning, Social Protection, Public Policy, International Affairs, Demography, etc. This book intends to share analytically what teaching methodologies we university lecturers from different countries use in our health promotion classes and other educational scenarios. This book opens dialogue with faculty from five continents of the world (25 countries) who are authors of the chapters published here mediated by the 12 editors who are from Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the UK, and Taiwan. Readers will be provided with real-world examples of empowering, participatory, holistic, intersectoral, equitable, and sustainable teaching/learning strategies that aim to improve health and reduce health inequities. At the end of each chapter, you will find "Take-Home Messages" that reinforce the Handbook character and offer you six triggering questions for dialogue and reflection on the book's theme.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion
Subtitle of host publicationPractices and Reflections from Around the World
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030960056
ISBN (Print)9783030960049
StatePublished - 22 Jun 2022

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  • Graduate courses
  • Health education
  • Health promotion
  • Teaching and learning
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Universities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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