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The Foundations for a Healthy School resource is designed to help contribute to a learning environment that promotes and supports child and student well-being – one of the four core goals in Ontario’s renewed vision for education. This goal emphasizes the need to focus not just on academic success, but also on the whole child and student – their cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. The research is clear: healthy students are better prepared to learn, and education is a key determinant of health.
Life skills have been defined by the World Health Organization as abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. Every education system, thus, has a duty to support the development of life skills among its clients in order to enable them function effectively in society. A study conducted to establish the extent to which teachers in primary schools were able to support learners in the development of Life skills revealed that many of them lacked the necessary competence to do so. …
The document provides information that will assist individuals and groups to: make strong case for increased efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS/STI through schools; understand the nature of a Health-Promoting School; and plan and implement HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and health promotion as part of developing a Health-Promoting School.
This volume is one of the seven resource books designed to assist teachers in school health. It advocates a shift in emphasis on instruction to one focused on providing pupils with learning opportunities and experiences, e.g., making the educational process action-oriented. This volume contains a set of national guidelines for school health. It also serves to capacitate teachers on the use of the guides and resource books.
Ce guide de l'enseignant est le second d'un ensemble de documents de référence dont le but est d'aider planificateurs, enseignants et élèves à disposer de toutes les informations nécessaires pour l'éducation en matière de SIDA. Ce deuxième module, guide pour la formation de l'enseignant, analyse les méthodes d'enseignement en matière d'éducation pour la santé et donne des détails sur des sujets comme l'éducation par les pairs, la participation de la famille et des parents, l'évaluation des élèves et des informations de base sur le VIH/SIDA et les MST.