The Model for Reflection can be used individually or in groups and consists of some guiding questions. It gives children and adults the possibility to, in a systematic way, to discover new perspectives of their actions in practice, it enables them to find other and maybe more efficient way to act, and it trains their ability to argue for actions and choices.


The COISE Model

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The COISE Model is a planning tool for children or adults with five elements: Context, Objectives, Initiatives, Signs and Evaluation. This document explains the model and presents a template for preparation of activity.


This guide is written for teachers or health professionals and provides an overview of the methodology for Digital Storytelling and the ingredients required to create successful digital storytelling projects.


This template is used for planning of health promoting activities according to different stages of implementation.


This tool gives an overview of the competences that are recommended for a volunteer to act as a local health ambassador.


The process mapping tool helps a community to document and hold track of activities in a development and change process related to planning and implementation of activities.


This survey is meant for students. It can be used to measure the impact of a project on student's ability and willingness to take action on the issues which they consider important.


This document gives examples of important reflections concerning: Choosing the team members, building the team and creating a collaborative community process.



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Brainstorming can be an effective way of generating lots of ideas on a specific issue and then determining which ideas constitutes the best solution. This document shows the step by step process.


When you're going to define a preliminary strategic plan for a project or plan actions in the project, a useful technique is a briefing workshop. This tool shows how to organize such a working session.


This tool helps children to document and evaluate neighborhood living. This can lead to an open dialogue with community residents and increase the children's awareness of the diversity of individual perceptions of neighbourhood spaces and lifestyles - and point out problems to resolve and spaces to redesign.


This tool is useful for involving e.g. parents, grandparents, teachers and health professionals. The adults are asked to recall images of significant behaviours, places, activities, actors and situations from one’s own childhood and reflect upon present-day changes in the urban environment, childhood and parental cultures, etc. This can lead to action planning regarding problemsolving of the present city.


This tool helps pupils, with the help of the teacher, to investigate their ideas, want they want to do and how.


Community profiling involves building up a picture of the nature, needs and resources of a community with the active participation of that community. It is a useful first stage in any community planning process to establish a context upon which there is broad consensus. The methods combine group working and group interaction techniques with data collection and presentation techniques.


The HEPS teacher-training programme is a train-the-trainers programme that can be used to train teachers on promoting healthy eating and physical activity. The Teacher Training Resource contains information and activities to support the introduction of a whole-school approach to healthy eating and physical activity in schools.


The IVAC Approach

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The Investigation-Vision-Action-Change (IVAC) model provides a framework for the development of healthpromoting strategies that ensure that the insight and knowledge that pupils acquire during the project is action-orientated and interdisciplinary and, therefore, conducive to the development of action competence.

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