Disciplinary Literacy in Health Education

Health Education helps build health literate citizens who can solve problems, address real life situations as critical thinkers, can communicate effectively, and are responsible and productive citizens.
Connections to disciplinary literacy strategies is critical  to building health literate students. This connection could be achieved in the following examples:
  • Using real life scenarios that challenge the learner to use critical thinking to determine the best health choice.
  • Develop oral skits to demonstrate skills in helping someone who may be talking about suicide.
  • Using the criteria of Timeliness, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose determine the validity of what the learners read in the discipline.
  • Applying skills such as accessing accurate information to develop papers that will advocate for a healthy lifestyle.
Each of the above examples will be developed in each of the four chapters that will follow on critical thinking, oral communication, reading and writing in the health education discipline..
 
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  For further information on health education contact:
Eileen Hare:, Health and Physical Education consultant at
eileen.hare@dpi.wi.gov or at 608-267-9234.
 
 
 
 
 




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