Teaching of anatomy: integration of the human body and the environment

Constant evolution in educational technology has raised the need to reflect on teaching practice and to discuss this practice among educators and health professionals. In this context, the teaching of Human Anatomy needs to be reviewed in order to meet these new expectations. In the attempt to present alternative solutions, we implemented an extension project under the State University in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil, teaching Human Anatomy from the perspective of integrating the relations between the human body and the environment. Course participants conducted interdisciplinary action-based research activities using different dialogical teaching-learning methods with public primary school students. The results were positive in the sense that the approach combined a basic science like Anatomy with environmental knowledge in a unique teaching-learning model. In particular, the educational process is elaborated through critical flexibility and on-going development of identity between the teacher and students, considering the regional population's social reality.

Anatomy; Health Education; Methodology

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