Friday, 18 August 2017 17:21

Involving visitors

When planning the curriculum, it can be very useful to elicit the help of specialists - use people from the outside as "visitors" in the classrome in the health education.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:19

The curriculum and the IVAC approach

This tool points out the importance of integrating health education in the curriculum of the school and gives examples of active methods of teaching methods in health education, e.g. the IVAC approach.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:17

What is health?

This tool points out activities on discussing "What is health?", e.g. a quiz. It also outlines the key differences in definitions of health.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:15

Deciding on values

This tools shows a concrete activity concerning how to decide on values for your school.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:13

Devoloping a school health policy

An integral part of developing a health-promoting school is creating a health policy that underpins the work. This tool shows some essential steps regarding that. See also the good practice example.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:11

Learning activity - working with partners

A tool to help you reflect how you understand the whole school community and how it effects your work.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:09

Learning activity - Participation

A tool to help you reflect the following: To what extent are pupils and parents involved in the planning and implementation of health activity in your school?

A brainstorming tool to find out how your school is doing to be a health promoting school and what you can do better. What factors are influential in shaping how the health promoting school is taken forward in the daily work?

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:04

Effective Networks and Partnerships

This tool shows which factors promote and inhibit networks and partnerships.

Friday, 18 August 2017 17:01

School action planner

The School action planner is designed to assist you in the process of becoming a health promotion school, for example to describe your aims and actions and determine who will be responsible for what. In doing this, it helps you make the process go better, organise your communication and help you move forward effectively in your plan. It shows five phases of becoming and remaining a health promoting school.


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