Critical Thinking in Health Education

What are some tasks that experts in my field might perform that have a literacy related component?
Health Educators in the 21st. century utilize data and accurate, up-to-date health information to drive real life scenarios that students can incorporate into their personal lives. It is important to develop literacy strategies where students find information that is timely, relevant, accurate, authoritative, and has a purpose. Below is a document you can use to teach social norms to your students.
What critical questions do experts in my field ask as they approach tasks in our field?
Health Educators in the 21st. century should focus on three critical questions as they approach developing critical unit development in health.
1. What is the critical content that needs to be taught related to the health issue that is being explored ?
2. What is the appropriate skill that needs to taught and practiced within the health issue?
3. How should we plan to assess skill attainment utilizing real life scenarios?
How might experts in my field find answers to the critical questions that they ask?
Health Educators could use data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey as a primary guide because there can be three possible comparisons: national results, state results, and local results utilizing the on-line Youth Risk Behavior Survey. If interested in conducting a local survey contact Emily Holder at 608-267-9170 or emily.holder@dpi.wi.gov.
How do experts in my field share answers to the critical questions that they ask?
Through professional organizations and journals is the most common way.
The Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) under Executive Director, Keith Bakken is the state organization for health promotion and can be contacted at 1-800-441-4568.
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