Gerard Drakes • Christopher Graham • Mavis Fuller • Barbara Jenkins • Clare Eastland Health and Family Life Education is an exciting new course for Caribbean secondary schools. It addresses the needs of lower secondary students and teachers for a life-skills based course reflecting the CARICOM Regional Curriculum Framework document but also takes into account national syllabuses, such as those from Jamaica, Belize and Trinidad. Health and Family Life Education meets the challenges facing Caribbean societies today, such as the HIV and AIDS epidemic, rising levels of violence, health and environmental problems. The course can be used within dedicated Health and Family Life Education subject lessons or more flexibly when HFLE is integrated within other subjects, or with Form groups, Guidance and Counselling lessons or after school clubs.
There are four distinct themes or strands which are found in each of the three years: Self and Interpersonal Relationships, Sexuality and Sexual Health, Appropriate Eating and Fitness and Managing the Environment
The course is interactive and participatory, using mini-stories, case studies and other stimulus material to build on students’ own experience and encourage them to take an active role in their communities
Builds healthy attitudes, motivation, values and life skills as well as teaching information, to enable students to better cope with the complex world in which they will operate as adults
STUDENT’S BOOKS Student’s Book 1 (Grade 7/Form 1)
Student’s Book 2 (Grade 8/Form 2)
Student’s Book 3 (Grade 9/Form 3)
96pp | 248 x 187mm | 9781405086684
96pp | 248 x 187mm | 9781405086691
96pp | 248 x 187mm | 9781405086707
Activity Book 1 (Grade 7/Form 1)
Activity Book 2 (Grade 8/Form 2)
Activity Book 3 (Grade 9/Form 3)
64pp | 248 x 187mm | 9781405086653
64pp | 248 x 187mm | 9781405086660
64pp | 248 x 187mm | 9781405086677
TEACHER’S GUIDE Teacher’s Guide The Teacher’s Guide provides sections on teaching methodologies and strategies, participatory learning, assessment, and lesson notes for each theme and unit in each year, as well as additional information about life skills and background factual information. 224pp | 248 x 187mm | 9780230026056
WHAT DOES HEALTH AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION HAVE TO OFFER? HOW WILL THIS HELP WITH TEACHING AND LEARNING?
The course is interactive and participatory, using mini-stories, case studies and other stimulus material
Builds on students’ own experience and encourages them to take an active role in their communities
The material in each year is carefully structured and builds upon what has been done earlier
Develops appropriate life skills through interactive, self-discovery learning, role play and reflection Enables students to better cope with the complex world in which they will operate as adults and helps to protect against involvement in crime, drugs, early sexual activity, etc Subjects are broken up into manageable chunks to assist in the planning and teaching of potentially difficult subjects and issues Build on work in Student’s Books, provide additional practice, opportunities for reflection and a record of personal learning. Can also be used as a bridge between school and home Enables teachers to feel confident with the material even if they have not taught HFLE before or been trained in the subject
Builds healthy attitudes, motivation, values and life skills as well as teaching information
Each Student’s Book contains approximately enough material for one 45 minute lesson per week over a year and each lesson takes a double-page spread Activity Books accompany each Student’s Book, providing enrichment activities and further life skills learning Teacher’s Guide includes sections on teaching about difficult issues, involving parents, teaching life skills and background information as well as a step-by-step guide to using the Student’s Books Activity Books and Teacher’s Guide provide clear steps for life skills such as self-monitoring, communication, problem-solving, assertiveness and advocacy
Teachers and students understand the explicit steps required for learning, practising and using life skills
The course follows the CARICOM Framework Curriculum, four themes and the life skills approach
Teachers can be confident that materials are founded in regional research and backed by CARICOM and UNESCO
ABOUT THE AUTHORS AND ADVISERS The authors of the materials have all been practising teachers and work in education, including life skills and HIV and AIDS prevention. They also each specialise in one of the four themes of the course. The authors work mainly in Jamaica and Trinidad, but the materials have also benefitted greatly from advice from teachers and educators in many Caribbean countries, including Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago, and from UNESCO, UNICEF and the Education Development Center Inc (EDC).
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Published on Aug 1, 2011
Health and Family Life Education is an exciting new course for Caribbean Secondary Schools. It addresses the needs of lower secondary studen...