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Health literacy and vocabulary development through video

Colleagues,

A recent medical study found that patients significantly increased their understanding of basic prostate cancer medical terms through watching a video. http://www.healthcanal.com/public-health-safety/57312-video-tool-improves-health-literacy-in-prostate-patients.html This may have some interesting implications for health literacy educators and also for teaching vocabulary in other contexts.

Do you use video to help students improve their vocabulary in certain contexts? If so, in which contexts? How do you use the videos? What videos do you use?

 

David J. Rosen

djrosen123@gmail.com