ERIC Number: ED120191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-5
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Strategies for Mental Health.
Greenberg, Jerrold S.
This paper describes a course called the Psychosocial Component in Health Education, which is offered as part of the health education program at the State University of New York at Buffalo--a graduate program for school and community health educators. In this particular 16-week course, students must write a research paper on one specific health problem and then devise a 10-week instructional unit which tries to solve the problems uncovered by their research. These problems must deal with the psychological or sociological aspects of health behavior rather than with physiological ones. While the students are taking the course, they are simultaneously enrolled in a field study course where they teach the unit they develop. At a certain point in the course students form four-member health support teams in which they discuss health issues and prescribe behavior for one another for improved health. The thrust of the course and the program is that students must actively apply knowlege if college courses are to be meaningful. (CD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Health Education (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 5, 1976)