So I’m half way through my first week of semester one, year three. I’m at the point in my studies where everything counts towards the degree I have been working so hard for, and my chosen module for this year is Health and Wellbeing.
I have a little bit of knowledge about this subject from my time at college, but that understanding relies mostly on safeguarding and GIRFEC, using the Wellbeing Indicators as a method of seeing if there is a cause for concern. How do I teach HWB effectively?
Why did I choose Health and Wellbeing?
I chose Health and Wellbeing because I didn’t really understand a lot about it. I know how to do a P.E lesson, but that isn’t all of the subject. I was very confused, as I knew H&W was supposed to be approached holistically, yet the entire subject area has been separated, and broken down into different areas, then even more areas again. I know that this is an incredibly important subject area to learn about, know about and to teach, but I just wasn’t too sure how to go about that.
What do I want to learn in Health and Wellbeing?
- As mentioned before, how do you effectively teach a curriculum area, that has been split into so many different areas, holistically?
- How do western countries teach Health and Wellbeing differently, and why?
- What are the pitfalls of the current CfE Health and Wellbeing subject area, and in what potential ways could this be changed?
Throughout the module, I will return back to these questions, hopefully with an answer, but also with my own opinions on the answers I have.