The evaluation process must be in line with the principles of the health-promoting school. This tool shows how this can differ from the approach used to evaluate public health initiatives. Methods to use to collect evaluation data is suggested.
The active involvement of parents and community is essential to the health promoting school. This tool gives examples of how to involve different target groups.
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.
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.
This tool points out activities on discussing "What is health?", e.g. a quiz. It also outlines the key differences in definitions of health.
This tools shows a concrete activity concerning how to decide on values for your school.
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.
A tool to help you reflect how you understand the whole school community and how it effects your work.
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?
This tool shows which factors promote and inhibit networks and partnerships.
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.
School health promotion could be defined as any activity undertaken to improve and/or protect the health of the whole school community. This factsheet summs up how to achieve the universal establishment of health promoting schools successfully.
This reflection model describes five steps in a self-evaluation process. It's a dynamic model that allows participants to learn from their experience and accordingly adjust plans and activities as they go along.
In cross-cultural collaboration, children are encouraged to think both locally and globally. This tool gives examples of how schools in different countries can use one another in different stages of a health project. And it gives tips and advices to ensure effective web-based communication between pupils.
This tool points out potential partners from the community and it explains benefits and outcomes for schools and community from collaboration.
This list points out some of the essential priciples to ensure meaningful participation. It's a starting point to promote thoughtful consideration, discussion and development of conditions. A good practice example is enclosed as inspiration.
This list gives tips and advice about how to involve children in health promotion, how to increase dialogue and ensure results, how to use a variety of expression methods to let all children benefit.
This model shows how a broad perspective on physical activity allows for reflection and discussion with children about different perspectives concerning physical activities in many areas of everyday life.
An overview of the brainstorming process with the example of the subject: food and nutrition.
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