Transforming school health education in Australia: enhancing the student experience through social media
Stemming from the social media (Web 2.0) phenomenon, this paper will discuss how such modern communication technologies have inadvertently caused a paradigm shift throughout the Australian school health education landscape. Furthermore, attention will be directed towards investigating the ensuing challenges, potentials and transformations occurring in the learner engagement and interaction processes these technologies have collectively promoted. In particular, this paper will present the wider repercussions such modern forms of communication will have on future issues relating to the national curriculum, pedagogy and epistemology. Moreover, deliberation will be directed towards presenting contemporary case studies which illustrate how early twenty-first century technologies are being implemented to heighten health information retrieval and support collaborative learning environments. This paper identifies that Web 2.0 adoption and absorption into the educational ecosystem is still very much in its infancy and will require a rigorous effort by educationalists if its full potential is to be realised and harnessed for future twenty-first century school health education settings.
Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development