Special Issue "Pedagogies of Health: The Role of Technology"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2017)
Dr. Emma Rich
This Special Issue calls for papers across a range of disciplines to explore the spaces, sites and processes of learning within and through health technologies. In recent years there has been a rapid growth in the development and use of health technologies, particularly those designed to help individual monitor and regulate their health. These include diagnostic medical devices, commercial mobile, and wearable technologies (often used for self-tracking) through to social media platforms and websites. This Special Issue will focus on advancing pedagogically informed understandings of these technologies and the plethora of ways in which people can learn about their bodies and health practices. In doing so, the papers will address questions such as how do we come to know and understand our bodies and health through digital pedagogies? As digital technologies provide the means through which users can become producers of health knowledge, what are the points of tension, possibility and resistance through the public pedagogies of critical health knowledge? How do these pedagogies make possible new subjectivities or forms of embodiment? How are technologies shaping the education of health professionals? This Special Issue will explore these phenomena and will consider the implications of technologies for developing critical health pedagogies. Papers are invited that address the pedagogic processes of a range of health technologies, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Technologies, Biopower and the educative force of digital health promotion
- Web 2.0/3.0 and the production of new health knowledge
- Public Pedagogy and health technologies
- Methodological approaches
- Body pedagogies representation and management of digitised bodies (including self-tracking and quantified self)
- Disrupting and resisting health knowledge through digital pedagogies
- Technology and embodied learning
- Health professionals, education and technology
Dr. Emma Rich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Digital technologies
- Public pedagogy