"Biological and Environmental Education" quarterly

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"Edukacja Biologiczna i Środowiskowa" 2018/1, 51-74

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Marcin M. Chrzanowski, Ewa Piszczek

Elements of health education in science coursebooks

Abstrakt:

Preamble to Core Curriculum of General Education for Gymnasia and Post-Gymnasium Schools provides a really important statement concerning health education: (…) health education is an important task of schools on 3rd and 4th educational stages. Its goal is to develop an attitude of care for one’s own and other people’s health and an ability to create a health-friendly environment. The health education is not an individual part of general teaching, thus its contents are included into curriculum of other subjects, especially to science and biology, but not only to science-related subjects). The core curriculum is a foundation not only to build documents connected with didactical planning, but also especially with process of teaching. Additionally all the coursebooks used in school have to be strictly related to goals of education and teaching content written in curriculum and must be approved by the Ministry of Education. The aim of research was to investigate the level of health education contents (included in science core curriculum for classes: 4th to 6th) implementation in all science school books for ISCED 1 to check whether the teaching contents referring to the health education are compatible to the new core curriculum and if it may lead to shaping of the students’ health awareness. What is important – the analyse was not aimed at making any ranking of textbooks or choosing the best one.

Elements of health education in science coursebooks

Abstract:

Preamble to Core Curriculum of General Education for Gymnasia and Post-Gymnasium Schools provides a really important statement concerning health education: (…) health education is an important task of schools on 3rd and 4th educational stages. Its goal is to develop an attitude of care for one’s own and other people’s health and an ability to create a health-friendly environment. The health education is not an individual part of general teaching, thus its contents are included into curriculum of other subjects, especially to science and biology, but not only to science-related subjects). The core curriculum is a foundation not only to build documents connected with didactical planning, but also especially with process of teaching. Additionally all the coursebooks used in school have to be strictly related to goals of education and teaching content written in curriculum and must be approved by the Ministry of Education. The aim of research was to investigate the level of health education contents (included in science core curriculum for classes: 4th to 6th) implementation in all science school books for ISCED 1 to check whether the teaching contents referring to the health education are compatible to the new core curriculum and if it may lead to shaping of the students’ health awareness. What is important – the analyse was not aimed at making any ranking of textbooks or choosing the best one.

Key words: science, biology, coursebook, health education, core curriculum, health awareness


"Edukacja Biologiczna i Środowiskowa" 2018/1, pp. 51-74