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Teaching Strategies for Health Educators - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Use this chapter to learn about health education pedagogy. Instructors in the video lessons can introduce you to various planning and instructional strategies as well as techniques for creating assessments that are fair for all students. Methods for determining the learning needs of students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups are also covered. After watching these lessons, you should be able to do the following:
- Identify desired curriculum outcomes
- Plan effective classroom management strategies
- Employ appropriate instructional techniques
- Create unbiased assessment measures
- Complete self-assessment and continuing education
|Assessing Individual & Community Health Education Needs||Outlines the factors taken into consideration when planning and implementing a health education curriculum|
|Using an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in the Classroom||Describes how an IEP is used to assess the performance of students with special needs, identify available services and set goals|
|Performance-Based Objectives in Curriculum & Program Planning||Shows how to write objectives that name a desired behavior and outline acceptable benchmarks for performance|
|Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative||Illustrates types of instruction and the level of teacher and student involvement in each one|
|Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students||Explains how the instructional content, process, product and learning environment can be varied to meet the diversity of students' learning styles|
|Self-Directed Learning Techniques for Health Educators||Illustrates a type of learning where students are motivated to select their own instructional activities and set their own goals|
|Reflective Processes of Teaching||Describes how teachers can use peer observation, journals and student feedback to analyze their effectiveness|
|Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences||Explains how these types of instruction help students develop deductive or inductive reasoning skills|
|Providing Health Education to Diverse Socioeconomic, Cultural & Ethnic Groups||Outlines considerations for tailoring instruction to meet all students' needs|
|Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments||Illustrates the differences between these type of assessments and offers tips for choosing the right one|
|Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments||Identifies construct, method and item test biases as well as biases against test takers with cognitive, behavioral or physical difficulties|
|Continuing Education & Professional Development of Health Educators||Describes resources available to health educators who want to stay abreast of health education standards and best practices|
|Classroom Management Techniques||Explains key components of successful classroom management, including student motivation and positive student-teacher relationships|
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. 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.
4. 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.
5. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments
Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.
6. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments
Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.
7. 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.
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