This strategy will help students to:

  • observe key concepts and practise skills related to being a safer and healthier person within controlled, recreated environments.


When facilitating simulated learning experiences:

  • ensure re-created situations are realistic and relevant to students' interests and needs

  • check that students are provided with opportunities to experience feelings actively and practise skills

  • focus on practising and role modelling safer and healthier skills and behaviours

  • ensure that students reflect on their learning and consider its application to future sexual and health related experiences

  • allow students time to practise and develop skills.

Examples of simulated experiences

Interactive CD ROMs and websites

Review a range of websites or CD ROMs that students can use to gain understanding of sexual health issues. Consider the following criteria when selecting a website or CD ROM such as:

  • Does it directly help students to achieve the outcomes?

  • Is it user-friendly and accessible to all students?

  • Is corrective feedback included?

  • Does it include consequences for making incorrect skill, knowledge or attitudinal decisions?

  • Does it ensure that all students have the opportunity to be actively involved and to observe others?

Technology challenges

Provide students with a problem to solve. For example: Develop a range of media materials to promote safer sex to young people their age. Make sure students have access to a range of materials.