Entreprenurial Modes of Teaching in Health Promoting Interventions

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Abstract

The Department of Physiotherapy, and the Professional Bachelor Program in Nutrition and Health at VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark merged on a new campus in an area which soon will host approx. 25.000 worker and students. The geographical location provided a unique opportunity to create a pratice-related teaching program focused on health promotion.
The project creates a framework for the interaction of theory and practice. Moreover, this blend generates new modes of teaching due to the fact that the teaching is transferred from the usu-al environment to sites where the students experience the potential of engaging with real-time media, instead of just practising their professional skills amongst their fellow students. The emerging didactical graphics in the teaching of entrepreneurship are conceptualized as elements where the students take action and thereby develop an active approach to learning (Blenker et al 2004). In this entrepreneurial mode of teaching the students get a unique opportunity to enhance their competences in a relation with the participants from the organizations selected. This concept will reflect a close association with the students' professional practice in terms of their curriculum as well as extracurricular issues. This type of entrepreneurial teaching is associated with increased learning and better knowledge of practice. This type of inclusion of practice in the educational program is unique, particularly in the context of increased compe-tences in the field of health promotion. Only positive contributions to the students' learning outcome on professional as well as personal levels have been registered.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedOpen 2014: NCIIA´s Annual Conference - San Jose, CA., USA
Varighed: 21 mar. 201422 mar. 2014

Konference

KonferenceOpen 2014: NCIIA´s Annual Conference
LandUSA
BySan Jose, CA.
Periode21/03/1422/03/14

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