|Owning Department/School:||Department of Education|
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||Before taking this unit you must take ED20416|
The aim of this unit is to develop understanding of the socially constructed concepts of health and physical activity within contemporary society. In applying socio/psychological theoretical knowledge to the practices of health and physical activity, students will critically engage with the discursive construction of the physically active body. Students engage with broader cultural artefacts such as art, literature, film, cyberculture to augment learning.
In the completion of the unit, students should be able to:
* evaluate critically the discursive constitution of healthy & fit bodies
* evaluate critically the discursive constitution of unhealthy, fat/obese bodies
* demonstrate an ability to critically appraise knowledge on the impact of commercialism on the image of the fit/fat body and health and fitness promotion
* understand how the human body, health care technologies and health care settings are variously conceptualized, represented and/or constituted
* be able to frame pertinent issues about the relationships among embodiment, technologies and settings through insights gained through collaborative, interdisciplinary scholarship
* take responsibility for planning and organising their own learning
* Critically evaluate knowledge and practice of related health and education professions.
* Analysis of research and reflection (F/A)
* Independent work (F)
* Qualitative research skills (F)
* Written communication (A)
* Oral presentation and communication (FA)
* Plan work, agree responsibilities and overcome difficulties in working with others (F)
* Problem exploration, comparison of options, justification of complex problem solving (F)
* Read and synthesis information from a variety of sources about a complex subject (F/A)
* Integrated, cross-disciplinary understanding of fitness (F/A)
* Ability to select and use appropriate ideas to produce a coherent response to a pre-set question (T/F/A).
Students will study:
* Moral Panic and contemporary Health problems
* Introduction to perspectives on health: Critical engagement with the discursive constitution of the (un)fit, (un)health body
* Moral Panic and Health
* Biopedagogies: Health, the body and Schooling.
* Public pedagogies and mediatised health
* Disordered and (dis)abled bodies
* Future bodies
* Alternative approaches to health and physical activity knowledge and professional practice
* Merchandizing Bodies and Organs: Consumerism, Globalization and Bio-Politics.
ED30435 is Optional on the following programmes:Department of Education