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Health Education Strategies - Chapter Summary
Within this chapter you'll find lessons centered around various issues in health instruction as well as techniques to create a stimulating classroom environment. The topics fleshed out in this chapter include all of the following:
- Individual education plans (IEPs)
- Types of instructional strategies
- Direct and discovery instruction
- Classroom management
- Differentiated instruction
- Cognitive perspectives on learning
- Cooperative and collaborative learning
- Advancing creativity
Depending upon your preferred learning style, you can choose between watching a video or reading a transcript or both, and navigating through them is simple. Using the timeline feature, you can hop around the key video points, while the transcripts include important terms highlighted in bold.
1. Using an Individual Education Program (IEP) in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will explore what an Individual Education Program (IEP) is and the three key components of an IEP. We will also discuss who needs an IEP and who does not.
2. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
3. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences
Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.
4. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
5. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students
Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.
6. Expository Approaches to Instruction
Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.
7. Cognitive Perspective of Learning & Information Processing
When you see or hear something in your environment, how does your brain recognize what you are seeing or hearing? This lesson introduces the cognitive perspective in psychology, including the difference between sensation and perception. We'll also discuss the famous Gestalt principles of perception that you do automatically every day but didn't necessarily know there were names for what your brain was doing.
8. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
9. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
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- Understanding Emotional & Mental Health
- Factors Affecting Social Health
- Psychosocial Health for Personal Wellness
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- Drugs & Substance Use Disorders
- Family & Peer Relationships
- Nutrition's Role in Health
- Diseases & the Immune System
- Understanding Health Care
- Consumer Awareness of Health Care
- Media & Advertising in Health Information
- Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
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- Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: Stress Management
- Intentional Violence and Injury
- Communication Processes & Skills
- Learning Assessments
- The Government's Role in Public Education
- Planning & Implementing Health Education Programs
- Health Advocacy & Information Resources
- Health Education Programs
- Evaluating Health Education Programs
- MTTC Health Flashcards