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Health Literate Child: Transforming Teaching in School Health Education

By Zanda Rubene, Inese Stars and Liva Goba


Health literacy and health education are reciprocally connected concepts in modern scientific discourse. Educational institutions, especially schools, are defined as one of the main arenas for the development and promotion of the child’s health literacy. Thus, health literacy, conceptualized as the outcome of school learning, becomes the aim of school health education. As concept of health literacy becomes more complicated its attainment requires more advanced and specific teaching methods, which, in its turn, demands transformations in teacher education and teachers’ professional development as well as to perceive the child as an active participant in the teaching/learning process. Good health literacy leads to the child empowerment.

Topics: child’s agency; child empowerment; health literacy; school health education; transforming teaching
Publisher: 'Rezekne Academy of Technologies'
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.17770/sie2015vol1.314
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