Thinking, making, doing, teaching and learning: bringing creative methods into health education

Deborah Lupton, Deana Leahy

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review


This chapter provides a background to the book, outlining the rationale for the importance of using creative methods in health education across the sites at which it is researched, taught and implemented. The chapter discusses key concepts and theoretical perspectives underpinning thinking, making, doing, teaching and learning with creative methods, providing a framework for the chapters that follow. We show that arts-based and design-based approaches can be used to inspire those working and teaching in health education and their publics to think and do otherwise as well as advance health education research and pedagogies into new and exciting directions. As we argue, arts-based and design-based methods can operate to generate research-creations that are multisensory and more-than-representational, bringing together imaginative and affective forces in lively and provocative ways.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreative Approaches to Health Education
Subtitle of host publicationNew Ways of Thinking, Making, Doing, Teaching and Learning
EditorsDeborah Lupton, Deana Leahy
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781003126508
ISBN (Print)9780367648299, 9780367648343
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameCritical Studies in Health and Education

Cite this