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Karen Wistoft

Value reflected health education: competence development among school health nurses

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This article examines the impact of a value-reflected approach in health education by demonstrating the nature of professional competence development connected to this approach. It is based on findings from two three-year health educational development projects carried out by school health nurses and researchers at primary schools in Denmark from 2004-2009. We argue for the importance of reflecting on values in school health nursing in order to navigate between human values and values deriving from medicine. Our studies demonstrate that value clarification, peer observation and reflective spaces at work develop pedagogical competences in health education improving school childrens’ health.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Studies in Education
Volume2011
Issue1
Pages (from-to)1-11
ISSN1891-5914
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Sundhedspædagogik, Kompetenceudvikling, Grundskole

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