Cross cutting teaching tools

CoPEH-Canada teaching resources

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Case Studies

This module (PDF) provides foundational material and lesson plans on integrating case studies into ecosystem approaches to health pedagogy. Sections on Building a Case Study – A step by step process, Embedding a Case Study in a Course Curriculum, Pre‐Course Planning, Facilitating the Case Study Learning Process and an Example of an ecohealth case study scenario are provided. 

Posters

This module (PDF) provides foundational material and lesson plans on integrating posters into ecosystem approaches to health pedagogy. The poster exercise is designed to get participants thinking about how their learning in the course informs their research or practice. The poster helps integrate knowledge by giving participants a concrete point of focus and encourages giving and receiving feedback.

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Reflective Journaling

This module (PDF) provides foundational material and lesson plans on integrating reflective journaling into ecosystem approaches to health pedagogy. The Reflective Journal Activity is designed to facilitate students’ understanding, meaning making, and application of ecohealth concepts (the “what, so what, and now what” of ecohealth) in relation to other aspects of a course and their own projects.

Rich Picture Maps

This module (PDF) provides foundational material and lesson plans on integrating Rich Picture Maps into ecosystem approaches to health pedagogy. A rich picture map is a collection of images composed in a way that tells a multi-layered, complex, visual narrative of an issue, through the lens of a theme within a specific context. The map is collaboratively constructed in small groups.

Other Resources

Everyone lives in a watershed! 

  • The Canadian Wildlife Federation has teaching resources for K through grade 12. Some of the resources, such as this module on teaching the importance of a watershed, can be adapted to the university level. 

Planetary Health Case Studies: An Anthology of Solutions

  • The Planetary Health Alliance has collected case studies together with the aim of using them in teaching to connect theory with practice. 

Terrain.org

  • This online journal of place offers suggestions for teaching the narrative content (fiction, memoires, etc.) on their website. 

World Café

  • This website explains how to set up a World Cafe, which can be used for brainstorming and to other ends in teaching.