Materials for Teachers: learning about health and health promotion in schools: key concepts and activities

Leena Paakkari, Venka Simovska, Ulla Pedersen, Anette Schulz

Research output: Book/Report/clinical guidelinesBookCommunication


The aim of this teacher material is to
• introduce key pillars and concepts for health promoting schools
• describe health literacy and action competence as outcomes of school health education
• highlight the importance of pupil participation to promote central values of (SHE and) health promoting school
• give examples for the teaching activities that support learning of concepts and topics mentioned above, but also genuine possibilities for pupils to participate in developing their school environment into a more health promoting direction.

The material is divided into three sections: (i) Key selected concepts, (ii) Participatory processes and learning outcomes, and (iii) Examples of teaching activities. Material is developed to help teachers or other educators to foster learning of knowledge and skills which enables students to build competencies and take action related to health, well-being and educational attainment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHaderslev
PublisherSchools for Health in Europe Network Foundation
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-971891-0-8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • learning, educational science and teaching
  • promoting health
  • health, nutrition and quality of life
  • children and youth
  • health education

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