Watching Bald Eagles Change Shifts: Seeking Digital Curriculum Access Across Canada
Keywords:technology affordances, knowledge mobilization, health literacy, body image, pan-Canadian curriculum, knowledge translation
There is an inconsistency between a growing need for national research on issues of child and adolescent health and the wide range of diverse curriculum responses to health issues undertaken by individual provinces and territories in Canada. Measuring the effect of interventions is more difficult in this contradiction. In this study, the authors uncover a growing need for national research, knowledge mobilization, and the development of a common language and Internet protocols to enable sharing of health education initiatives using the affordances of technology. The authors find that in an era where difficult social challenges for children and adolescents require not only national but global attention, the current jurisdictional structures present significant and challenging barriers to accessing national and global expertise. These barriers will need to be addressed in order to maximize the affordances of digital technologies for knowledge mobilization toward the goal of coherent pan-Canadian health curriculum approaches.
Il existe une incohérence entre le besoin grandissant pour de la recherche nationale relative à la santé des enfants et des adolescents d’une part et la diversité dans la gamme de programmes d’études portant sur des questions relatives à la santé que proposent les provinces et les territoires au Canada. Ce manque de continuité rend plus difficile l’évaluation de l’effet des interventions. Dans cette étude, les auteurs révèlent un besoin grandissant pour la recherche nationale, la mobilisation des connaissances et le développement d’une langue commune et des protocoles Internet pour permettre le partage d’initiatives en éducation à la santé en profitant des capacités de la technologie. Les auteurs ont trouvé qu’à cette époque où les défis sociaux de taille auxquels font face les enfants et les adolescents nécessitent une attention non seulement nationale mais mondiale, les structures juridictionnelles actuelles posent d’importantes barrières redoutables à l’accès à l’expertise nationale et globale. Il faudra surmonter ces barrières afin de maximiser les capacités des technologies numériques en matière de mobilisation des connaissances pour arriver à des approches aux programmes d’éducation à la santé qui sont cohérents de par le Canada.
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