Before and after
This strategy will help students to:
- consider and reflect on their own and others' current knowledge, skills, beliefs and attitudes
- identify changes in their own knowledge, skills, beliefs and attitudes.
Devise a set of statements or questions that identifies students' understanding, beliefs and attitudes towards sexual health issues and place them on a table such as the example below. The focus may be on one issue (e.g. contraception) or a range of issues (see the example provided below).
- Ask students to respond to each statement/question before commencing a unit or focus area. Collect the sheets.
- Once students have participated in one or several of the learning experiences in the unit or focus area have them complete the ‘after' column.
- In pairs or small groups, ask students to reflect on any changes in their understanding or attitudes towards the issue.
|Before (agree or disagree)||Statement||After (agree or disagree)|
|Drinking alcohol or taking drugs increases your risk of engaging in risky sexual behaviour.|
|Using two condoms at once doubles your level of STI protection.|
|Abstinence is the only method of contraception that is 100% effective.|
|The media influences the way I feel about having sex.|