'Change of heart!': a new e-learning model geared to addressing complex and sensitive public health issues

Hillier, Dawn, Mitchell, Alice and Millwood, Richard (2005) 'Change of heart!': a new e-learning model geared to addressing complex and sensitive public health issues. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 42 (3). pp. 277-287. ISSN 1470-3300

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Psychosocial risk factors for poor health show that we are highly sensitive to particular dimensions of the social and work environments. Central is the contrast between mutually supportive collaborative relationships versus stressful relationships of social dominance-in the workplace and at home. These social ordeals can exacerbate the effect of environmental pressures and risks (noise, pollution, disruptions). Helping the individual learner to identify and work collaboratively with the salient issues is difficult, especially in the classroom where issues may be too personally experienced. A dynamic, interactive e-learning environment, on the other hand, offers more scope for exploring issues at a safe distance, while promoting individual and group enquiry and the formation of intellectual relationships. However, it is argued here that a new approach to e-learning is needed, to afford the kinds of experiences necessary for learning about complex and sensitive issues.

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Additional Information: Full text of this article not available on this repository. The definitive version was published in Innovations in Education and Teaching International, Vol.42(3) Special Issue: New technology, learning and assessment in higher education. © 2005 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Innovations in Education and Teaching International is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587910500167860
Uncontrolled Keywords: education technology
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Education
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 10:26
Identification Number: 10.1080/01587910500168058
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/493

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