Better Science 9: Health and Science Education
Health and Science Education was the ninth in a series of 12 booklets published by Heinemann and the Association for Science Education to explore the issues arising from moving towards a broad and balanced science education for all young people. The main purpose of this booklet was to:
• help science teachers form their own definitions of health and health education
• enable science teachers to stimulate youngsters to share and periodically to reconsider their ideas and feelings about health
• outline various approaches to teaching both science and health education
• help science teachers place their health education lessons in the context of the whole curriculum
• help science teachers contribute to or organise a cross-curricular course in health education in schools
• help science teachers to evaluate courses and resources for health education
• help science teachers to plan and develop cross-curricular courses, in the light of their own school health education policy.
The booklet featured a number of case studies to illustrate the implications and applications of the ideas discussed.
SECTION ONE What do we mean by health?
SECTION TWO From health to health education
SECTION THREE Health and science education - what do we teach?
SECTION FOUR Where does health education take place?
SECTION FIVE Who teaches health education?
SECTION SIX What methods do teachers use?
SECTION SEVEN Assessment in health education
SECTION EIGHT School assessment: what does the Review have to offer?
SECTION NINE Aspects of evaluation of health education
HEALTH and SAFETY
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