This term applies to an approach to relating, communicating, and learning that involves mutuality and active engagement of participants.
Patient-centered care is a term most commonly used in medicine. However, additional 'centered' terms are emerging to reflect a wellness model and more wholistic view of self-in-relationship (person, family, relationship). Other disciplines have adopted different terms, e.g., learner-centered in education, and culture-centered in communications.
What these terms have in common is an underlying relational paradigm based on mutual respect, shared power and inclusion or interbeingness. Multiple ways of knowing are honored.
The following resources can provide additional insights and facets to consider as you connect with others in one-on-one and group encounters. See also Health Literacy.
Organizations that specialize in participatory approaches to address social, political, economic and environmental factors for social and economic justice, health equity, and sustainability
Photography is used in a participatory process for transformative learning and social change. See also: PhotoVoice.org
Theatre of the Oppressed
Theater is used in a participatory process for transformative learning and social change. The audience becomes active, such that as "spect-actors" they explore, show, analyze and transform the reality in which they are living.
Vision of Humanity: Global Peace Index
Hosted by the Institute for Economics and Peace. Brings peace research to life, with interactive peace maps, ground breaking reports and the very latest news and videos pertaining to peace.
Novelas (photonovelas, photonovellas, fotonovelas, radio and telenovelas)
Samples: other topics, age groups