Abstract

This paper discusses preliminary findings of a study exploring the pedagogical functions of pop culture. We use Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs to explore cultural portrayals of and messages about work-related learning with undergraduate medical and nursing students. Thematically, our analysis emphasizes learning about identity, ethics and pedagogy.

Keywords

Culture as pedagogy; Work-related learning; Identity; Ethics

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Watch, Learn and Become: How Undergraduate Nursing and Medical Students Make Sense of Cultural Representations of their Professions

This paper discusses preliminary findings of a study exploring the pedagogical functions of pop culture. We use Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs to explore cultural portrayals of and messages about work-related learning with undergraduate medical and nursing students. Thematically, our analysis emphasizes learning about identity, ethics and pedagogy.