Understanding digital health as public pedagogy: A critical framework
Rich, E and Miah, A 2014, 'Understanding digital health as public pedagogy: A critical framework' , Societies, 4 (2) , pp. 296-315.
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This paper argues on behalf of a public pedagogy approach to developing a critical understanding of digital health technologies. It begins by appraising the hitherto polarised articulations of digital innovation as either techno-utopian or techno-dystopian, examining these expectations of technology and considering the tensions between them. It subsequently outlines how a public pedagogy approach can help mediate between these views, offering a more contextualised, socio-political perspective of mHealth. This approach teases out the nuances of digital health by engaging with the complexities of embodied learning. Furthermore, it urges caution against viewing these pedagogical forces as one of transference, or simple governance. To this end, we therefore contextualise our critique of digital health, within an attempt to reconstitute an understanding of public pedagogies of technology.
|Contributors:||Rich, E (Author)|
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
|Schools:||Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Biomedical Research Centre
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||Societies|
|Publisher:||Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||Professor A Miah|
|Date Deposited:||29 Jan 2015 13:22|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 01:01|
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