Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

SOPHE is proud to announce the launch of Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The first issue of the new journal is available now!

SOPHE members will receive both hard copies and online access to the journal for the first year of PHP, which will be published quarterly.

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Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MHum, MBA, MCHES, Professor at Drexel University

Editorial Assistant: Jeanine Robitaille, MS

Purpose Statement
Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (PHP) advances pedagogy through contributions in areas such as curriculum and course/program design, assessment, and administration relevant to teaching and learning. The quarterly journal welcomes works addressing the art and science of teaching and learning, and how it contributes to the formation and ongoing development of the health promotion professional working in any site and with a range of populations. The content of the journal is relevant to faculty in professional preparation and to instructors or trainers who provide continuing professional education, in the broad arena of public health, health promotion and disease prevention. Types of original research, descriptive best practices, commentaries, coaching articles, and thoughtful questions and ideas related to pedagogy considered by this journal include

  • the linkage of the scholarship of teaching and learning to best practice in academic formation of health education specialists
  • works by health professionals involved in teaching subjects related to health promotion, health education, public health and health care, especially related to population health.
  • quantitative or qualitative evaluation of the effectiveness of teaching modalities by educators in K-12 schools and at universities.
  • descriptive studies on how the curriculum meets public health and health education specialists' competencies.
  • innovation for improved outcomes in the range of students' experiential learning.
  • projects to meet the needs of a knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical public health and health care workforce.
  • innovation in using technology in the teaching/learning process.
  • works that present examples of alignment among research, teaching, and practice in the health promotion, public health, and health care fields.
  • issues related to academic or program administration, finance, policies, culture or climate that affects the teaching and learning environment.

The call for reviewers and manuscript portal is now open! Click here to sign up as a reviewer or submit a manuscript

Pedagogy in Health Promotion: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is one of three peer-reviewed journals published by SOPHE. SOPHE also publishes Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice.PHP is the first major journal dedicated to the broad topic of pre-service and continuing education of health professionals involved in health promotion and public health.