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Towards Better Teaching about the Vertebral Subluxation Complex

Chiropractic Journal of Australia
Volume 39 Issue 4 (Dec 2009)

Abstract: Inspired by a visit to Disneyland this paper explores the challenges associated with the need to teach something that may not exist. It reports lessons learned by viewing a successful commercial illusion that has capacity to inform a pedagogical approach to abstract objects. I use two reports of experiential narrative to identify a teaching methodology that may be applicable to those who similarly teach something for which existence and actuality is difficult to prove in a quantitative sense. In each example an abstract object appears to have real dimensions and even though the abstract object or thing may not exist I attempt to show how we can come to understand that it does exist through a structured process using true statements that can describe various elements of the object. This process provides a linguistic meaning for an embodied experience that is believed relevant and helpful to advancing our collective understanding of the scholarship of learning and teaching about the chiropractic subluxation complex.

To cite this article: Ebrall, Phillip. Towards Better Teaching about the Vertebral Subluxation Complex [online]. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 39, No. 4, Dec 2009: 165-170. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=347449996665676;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1036-0913. [cited 30 May 16].

Personal Author: Ebrall, Phillip; Source: Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Vol. 39, No. 4, Dec 2009: 165-170 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1036-0913 Subject: Chiropractic; Manipulation (Therapeutics); History; Dislocations--Treatment; Evidence-based medicine; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Adjunct Professor, Faculy of Medicine and Health, IMU Malaysia

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