ERIC Number: ED353229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Children, Health and Science: Child-to-Child Activities and Science and Technology Teaching. Science and Technology Education Document Series No. 41.
Hawes, Hugh, Ed.; And Others
This volume is about children's health, how good science teaching and scientific thinking can improve health, and how health education can contribute to scientific thinking. It is concerned with skills for life: skills which can save and improve lives; skills which go beyond the classroom and are used in daily life and which, when thoroughly learned, last for life. Some of these skills are scientific, and the many examples included show how scientific thinking need not be confined to the laboratory but should be applied in many different situations. The Child-to-Child approach focuses on the many ways that children can spread positive health-related ideas and practices: older children can help younger ones; children can help others of the same age; and children can pass on health messages and take health action in their families and communities. The themes found in this guide include: health is a very important part of every child's education, and learning to live healthy enables people to live happily and study better; health is everyone's concern; prevention is the best way to remain healthy; there are important signs of illness that children can learn to recognize; health means being well in mind as well as in body; and good health is based upon sound knowledge about health. The volume includes sections on: the Child-to-Child approach; good science teaching and learning; evaluation; and books on science and health education. Activity sheets are included on child growth and development, nutrition, personal and community hygiene, safety, and disease prevention and cure. (IAH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Health, Class Activities, Cross Age Teaching, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Promotion, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nutrition Instruction, Peer Teaching, Public Health, Safety, Science Education, Scientific Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Worksheets
Section of Science and Technology Education, UNESCO, 7 Place de Fontenoy, Paris 75700, France.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Div. of Science, Technical and Environmental Education.; London Univ. (England). Inst. of Education.