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Educ. Sci. 2013, 3(4), 387-402; doi:10.3390/educsci3040387

An Educational Resource on Water and Health as a Teaching Aid in French Primary Schools—Part II: Design and Validation

Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Public Health and Environment, University of Auvergne, EA 4681, PEPRADE, BP 10448, Clermont-Ferrand F-63000, France
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Received: 25 August 2013 / Revised: 21 October 2013 / Accepted: 23 October 2013 / Published: 1 November 2013
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Abstract

An educational resource on water and health, using an approach focused on health education and environmental health education, was developed to help teachers in the classroom. The implementation of health education programs in French primary schools is explained. Three specific objectives were identified, targeting 3rd, 4th, and 5th year pupils: water as a body constituent, water as a nutrient element, and water as a factor in hygiene, and their individual contribution to good health. The project was led by academics in close collaboration with education and health professionals (school nurses, public health engineers), and people working in health promotion organizations and environmental associations. The method used for the design and validation of the resource was adapted to the educational objective. The “Water and Health” educational resource is structured in 25 modules and includes 89 work files. It was validated in the classroom and includes an assessment of the teaching material and the pupils’ results. The resource has been published in French by the Regional Teachers’ Resource Centre (CRDP Auvergne, France) and is distributed by the National Teachers’ Resource Network (Sceren).
Keywords: educational resource; water; health education; environmental health education; children; primary school educational resource; water; health education; environmental health education; children; primary school
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Savanovitch, C.; Sauvant-Rochat, M.-P. An Educational Resource on Water and Health as a Teaching Aid in French Primary Schools—Part II: Design and Validation. Educ. Sci. 2013, 3, 387-402.

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