This part of Academic Exchange Quarterly focuses on interdisciplinary pedagogy to
foster unique and creative approaches health initiatives across various disciplines
including those considered non-traditional for health applications. Papers can address:
Manuscripts are sought that deal with topics such as, (but not limited to),
those raised by the following questions:
- Novel and creative approaches to integrating health concepts
among student disciplines that enhances their electronic, written, oral, listening,
non-verbal communication, and visual, in a variety of contexts (intrapersonal;
interpersonal; small group; organizational; public speaking; design; environmental;
media; performance; telecommunication; telemedicine). This could include
communication within or between disciplines, (including team-based communication);
and, between professionals and consumers (i.e., patient and families).
- Novel and creative strategies to promote health communication and awareness
among diverse cultures.
- Novel and creative strategies that demonstrate how
interdisciplinary communications effects collaborative communication and practice
decisions with patients.
- Novel and creative clinical training, portfolio
construction (including e-portfolios), design models, performances, and
other communication or competency-based strategies that illustrate students'
professional and personal development.
Manuscripts are also sought that describe evaluations (quantitative or qualitative)
of the aforementioned instructional programs.
- What unique, creative interdisciplinary
instructional methods, programs, or curriculum are being used in clinical, lab,
classroom, electronic and community settings to enhance health initiatives?
- How is cultural competency fostered among various student disciplines in the
following areas: health advocacy and policy development; cultural communications;
leadership development; illness prevention; public relations; strategic health
planning; risk management; and, communication with community partners?
- How are
students taught to become collaborative and effective communicators with
professionals in other disciplines, and to engage in collaborative
- How can faculty reacculturate students to
expand their awareness of the broad vision of health as a focus for learning
and to integrate innovations by sharing theoretical frameworks across disciplines,
and communicate other disciplines and partner with communities to solve complex and
- How can faculty instruct students to effectively identify,
assess, and disseminate significant health initiatives that generate positive
evidence based outcomes?
- How can faculty and programs effectively recruit and
sustain a diverse body of future professionals, including students with
disabilities, which are culturally competent to communicate with diverse
populations across disciplines?
- What specific pedagogy or combination of
pedagogies support any or all of the aforementioned issues?
- What faculty
development is needed or used that models these unique interdisciplinary approaches
while using a focus on health?
Who May Submit:
Faculty, administrators, librarians and graduate students.
Please identify your submission with keyword: HEALTH -7
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