ERIC Number: ED261045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Using New Health Research. Teenage Health Teaching Modules. Field Tested and Revised.
Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.
The Teenage Health Teaching Modules (THTM) program is a health education curriculum for adolescents. Each THTM module frames an adolescent health task emphasizing development of self-assessment, communication, decision making, health advocacy, and self-management. This module is designed to improve students' ability to evaluate health research media reports and to locate additional resources to augment information on health research. The outlined activities provide an opportunity for students to: (1) understand the importance of evidence to scientific inquiry and recognize the changing nature of scientific inquiry; (2) identify personal health decisions and the process of using health research information; (3) distinguish between observation and intervention research, and compare the methods and usefulness of both types of studies; (4) learn the definition of "risk factors," and understand probability and its relationship to epidemiological studies; (5) critically analyze health research media reports; (6) learn where to locate additional health information; and (7) assess their knowledge of and attitudes about health research. Appendixes include articles about health news and background information for teachers. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.