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E-collaborating for environmentally sustainable health curricula

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Title: E-collaborating for environmentally sustainable health curricula
Authors: Musaeus, P
Wellbery, C
Walpole, S
Rother, H-A
Vyas, A
Leedham-Green, KE
Item Type: Chapter
Abstract: Purpose This chapter aims to demonstrate how medical educators can use e-collaborative tools to collaborating internationally and cross-institutionally towards designing environmental sustainability and health (ESH) education. The main focus of the chapter is on sustainable medical curricula. Methodology The chapter uses a case-study approach to bridge these broader e-collaborative principles with the specifics of implementation driven and supported by e-collaboration. Findings The case study describes the evolution of the Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE)-network into a network collaborative. Finally, the chapter discusses e-collaboration for education development through an illustrative case. The case concerns an UK-Greek University e-collaboration aimed at combating obesity and promoting climate literacy. Research implications E-collaboration is central at all levels of the ESH curriculum design process from forming a network collaborative around the curriculum process, alignment of assessment and learning activities with objectives, discussing and agreeing on a vision to the actual implementation plan. Practical implications E-collaboration aids the curriculum design process such that people feel that their participation and interests are valued, as well as providing resources and input to resource stressed academics and institutions. E-collaboration is not an end in itself, but a means of enabling a global network collaborative to address an issue that suits this type of collaboration towards sustainable healthcare education. Originality This chapter is inventive in showing how the promotion of climate literacy can be a component of a sustainable medical curriculum and how this process is facilitated with e-collaborative tools. The chapter demonstrates how health education should educate climate literate health professionals who are able to address and reduce public health impacts of climate change.
Editors: Azeiteiro, UM
Filho, WL
Aires, L
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/74078
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70199-8_9
ISBN: 9783319701981
Publisher: Springer
Start Page: 151
End Page: 167
Journal / Book Title: Climate Literacy and Innovations in Climate Change Education.
Climate Change Management
Format Info.: 22
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Springer.
Keywords: Education for sustainable healthcare
Climate Change
Curriculum development
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-01-14
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine