Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools

Ryan, Mary, Rossi, Anthony, lisahunter, Macdonald, Doune and McCuaig, Louise (2012) Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools. Curriculum Perspectives, 32 3: 1-10.

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Author Ryan, Mary
Rossi, Anthony
lisahunter
Macdonald, Doune
McCuaig, Louise
Title Theorising a framework for contemporary health literacies in schools
Journal name Curriculum Perspectives   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0159-7868
Publication date 2012-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 32
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Editor Colin Marsh
Place of publication Deakin West, ACT, Australia
Publisher Australian Curriculum Studies Association
Language eng
Abstract THIS PAPER FIRST REVIEWS the current state of health and health education in Australia, and outlines popular uses and applications of the term 'health literacy'. Then, drawing on Antonovsky's (1996) salutogenic model of health and mainstream literacy theory, a new definition of health literacies is proposed. We continue by presenting a robust framework for guiding the development of a health curriculum based on weilness and critical health literacies that accounts for the complexity of health and well being in contemporary society. Furthermore, the framework incorporates capacities for making meaning of integrated multimodal texts, which is a crucial skill for being (health) literate in the 21st century and which goes beyond the limited conventions of how health literacy is both accepted and generally understood (Fetro, 2010; Ozdemir, Alper, Uncu & Bigel, 2010).
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