Body pedagogics: embodied learning for the health professions
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Body pedagogics (BP): This embodiment theory, drawn from sociology, anthropology, and phenomenology, has informed such disparate educational fields as glass blowing and military training. BP emphasizes learning as a physical embodied process. It illustrates how multisensory experience causes embodied changes that become an automatic part of physician expertise. We introduce core BP concepts using physical examination as an example, examining the bodily means of health professions education, students’ bodily experiences, and the resulting bodily changes.
Implications: BP can help us to focus attention on embodiment as a central principle of health professions education that transcends discipline-specific teaching of clinical skills. Moreover, it provides a set of conceptual foundations for an interdisciplinary practice within health professions education with implications for instructional design. BP can also help us to make strange the habits and disregarded aspects of embodied learning and in so doing it can help us to consider embodiment more critically and directly in practice and education, and in the ways we research them.
|Journal publication date||15 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Accepted - 15 Apr 2019|