Giving Substance to Ghostly Figures

How Female Nursing Students Respond to a Cultural Portrayal of “Women’s Work” in Health Care
  • Kaela Jubas
Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 95)


This chapter discusses a Canadian qualitative case study of the pedagogical function of popular or “pop” culture. The study focused on “incidental” adult learning (Malcolm, Hodkinson, & Colley, 2003; Marsick & Watkins, 2001) – the unanticipated and often unrecognized learning which occurs as part of daily life. In this study, undergraduate nursing and medical students in Canada considered how they integrated cultural messages about their field of study and future work into what was being taught in their professional education programs.


Gender Identity Nursing Student Adult Learning Informal Learning Gender Relation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kaela Jubas
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  1. 1.Adult Learning/Werklund School of EducationUniversity of CalgaryCanada

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