Given all of the information that you have learned about health care education, this assignment challenges you to convey that information to other health care professionals so that they may serve as educators as well.
Your challenge is to design a guide for your fellow colleagues that demonstrates your knowledge of the teaching strategies and methodologies utilized in health care education. Choose a specific population as your focus, and design to outreach to that population. Contents of the workbook should include a minimum of the following, but please feel free to use your creativity in the design of the workbook.
Part I: Introduction to Health Education
Provide an overview of the origins of health education and describe the trends in health education
Discuss the role of health professionals as educators
Describe the ethical principles of health education
Part II: Principles of Learning
Discuss the barriers to teaching and the obstacles to learning for this population
Discuss the learning styles of the population
Describe the theories and common principles of learning
Part III: Theories and Models of Health Behavior
Describe the theories of health behavior and their impact on teaching and learning for this group
Explain how health educators take theoretical principles and put them into practice
Part IV: Teaching Strategies
Describe the methodologies and instructional materials used in educating this group
Discuss the varying teaching strategies used for your group, and identify those that work best
Part V: Recommendations
Provide recommendations for professionals in health education. Which strategies are most effective for your audience? Which learners respond best to specific materials and/or education interventions?
What overall recommendations do you have for future health professionals as educators? What trends do you foresee in health education, and how do you think health professionals can enhance the education for your chosen population?
Part IV: Evaluation
Which evaluation method to you plan to use?
The summative assignment should build upon the concepts learned in weeks one through five, and should be 8-10 pages in length. Students must use at least 7 sources to support their analysis.