ERIC Number: ED261888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Health Education and Biology Teaching. Biology and Human Welfare.
Schaefer, G.; And Others
This three-chapter document (part of a series on biology and human welfare) focuses on the teaching of health concepts in biology courses. Health education (as used in this document) is aimed at achieving a state of health consisting of these five elements: body health; mental health; environmental health; social health; and transcendental health. Chapter 1 discusses concepts of health, examining ways to determine students' conceptions of health. Two sample instruments are included. Chapter 2 is a curriculum guide for teaching about health in biology courses. It includes a model for teaching health education through biology, a list of behavioral objectives, and charts (one for elementary and another for secondary school) showing how to fit the teaching of health topics into biology syllabi. These charts list biological topics with suggested health topics, suggested activities, and skills fostered. Chapter 3 offers various general and specific instructional strategies, including criteria for selecting which teaching methods to use and discussions of teaching for social relevance and with a focus on values. An annotated bibliography of references and resources is included. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Health, Health Education, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Vocational Education.; International Union of Biological Sciences. Commission for Biological Education.