An Internet-Based Medicine Education Intervention: Fourth Graders’ Perspectives
AbstractHealth education, which also includes medicine education, promotes social sustainability in society. Through the context of Internet-based intervention, this study reports on fourth graders’ (N = 51, aged 10–11 years) perspectives on medicines, their use with common diseases and medicine-related information sources. The study was qualitative by nature. Data was collected in spring 2010, by audio recording students’ group discussions during the study process and group interviews. After intervention, students were well aware of the proper use of medicines and how to find information both on medicines and health issues. The main challenge was finding websites that provide reliable and confidential information. The results of this study raise awareness of a concrete pedagogical approach to health education. The pedagogical approach conducted in the intervention could, to some extent, be transferred to any school setting. This study underlies the promotion of Internet-based health literacy and criteria, for evaluating online health information in the primary school context. View Full-Text
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Kärkkäinen, S.; Keinonen, T.; Hartikainen-Ahia, A.; Vainio, K.; Hämeen-Anttila, K. An Internet-Based Medicine Education Intervention: Fourth Graders’ Perspectives. Educ. Sci. 2017, 7, 46.
Kärkkäinen S, Keinonen T, Hartikainen-Ahia A, Vainio K, Hämeen-Anttila K. An Internet-Based Medicine Education Intervention: Fourth Graders’ Perspectives. Education Sciences. 2017; 7(2):46.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Keinonen, Tuula; Hartikainen-Ahia, Anu; Vainio, Kirsti; Hämeen-Anttila, Katri. 2017. "An Internet-Based Medicine Education Intervention: Fourth Graders’ Perspectives." Educ. Sci. 7, no. 2: 46.
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