HEALTH EDUCATION 21F - Full Year

HEA21F
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Starr

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Literacy essential.



This course extends the knowledge of the main concepts of Health Education. Students will be required to think critically about themselves, others and society through a variety of contexts.
Topics include:
1. Adolescent Health Issue – Using the main health issues teenagers experience, students will look at the consequence of each on an individual and strategies to improve the situation. Possible topics include; social media, drug use, body image and conflict in relationships.
2. Mental Health – Looking at the event of the February earthquake in 2011 students will look at the impact this had on the mental health and resilience of an individual.
3. Health Promotion – Working as a class, students will plan an action that will improve the health of a group of students or staff within the school.
4. Gender and Sexuality – By studying media and societal attitudes, students will look at how stereotypes can influence a teenager to behave and act as well as developing strategies to change this inequality.

A device is required if the student wishes to complete the assessments electronically and for research purposes throughout the year.

Future Possibilities
NCEA Level 3 Health, teaching, nursing, child care, health sciences.



Learning Areas:

Health & Physical Education



Pathway

HEALTH EDUCATION 31F - Full Year