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Educ. Sci. 2017, 7(2), 46; doi:10.3390/educsci7020046

An Internet-Based Medicine Education Intervention: Fourth Graders’ Perspectives

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School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education, University of Eastern Finland, Yliopistokatu 2, 80100 Joensuu, Finland
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Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Farmacy, University of Eastern Finland, Yliopistokatu 2, 80100 Joensuu, Finland
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Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea, Microkatu 1, 70210 Kuopio, Finland
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Academic Editor: Eila Jeronen
Received: 28 September 2016 / Revised: 14 March 2017 / Accepted: 6 April 2017 / Published: 11 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Methods in Science Subjects Promoting Sustainability)
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Abstract

Health 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
Keywords: medicine education; health education; internet-based education medicine education; health education; internet-based education
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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.

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