Teaching and learning strategies overview

 

This section provides strategy examples organised under the basic inquiry process for both teachers and students.  Providing students with opportunities to 'think about their thinking' will allow them to construct and reconstruct their own understandings with the support of their teacher.   

The strategies described in this section of the resource represent well-recognised and effective teaching practices. They promote critical and reflective thinking, research, evaluation and collaborative learning and also focus on literacy skills.

  • Tuning in: The strategies can be used to determine students' current knowledge, skills and attitudes prior to planning a program. They will engage and focus students in the learning experiences and content.
  • Finding out: The strategies encourage investigation and independent learning about key health and safety concepts.
  • Sorting out: The strategies encourage the analysis, organisation, review and reflection of information.
  • Developing values: The strategies allow students to identify, discuss and develop positive attitudes towards safer and healthier lifestyles.
  • Making decisions: The strategies provide opportunities for students to develop decision-making skills to enable them to make safer and healthier choices.
  • Speaking out: The strategies provide opportunities for students to develop the communication and negotiation skills required for safer healthier lifestyles.
  • Reflecting: The strategies allow students to identify, discuss and consider the changes in their understandings, attitudes and values.

Acknowledgement: A special thank you to the School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) Program for permitting reference to and use of the strategies adapted from the Challenges and Choices resource.

School Drug Education and Road Aware. Challenges and choices: resilience, drug and road safety education.  Western Australia, 2013.