The SurfAid International Schools Program : opportunities for HPE and senior health education

Shannon, Hugh A. (2011) The SurfAid International Schools Program : opportunities for HPE and senior health education. In ACHPER Queensland - Brisbane HPE Conference, 16-17 August 2012, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)


SurfAid International is a humanitarian organisation that has been delivering a range of evidence based health promotion initiatives, primarily for people living on Nias and the Mentawai Islands off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia since 2000. The SurfAid Schools Program launched in 2007, providing opportunities for the development of global awareness, cultural knowledge, empathy and active citizenship among students living in Australia, New Zealand, North America and the United Kingdom.

This session will commence with an overview of the work of SurfAid International and resources provided by the SurfAid International Schools Program. The social justice orientation of the Queensland Health Education Senior Syllabus and the HPE Essential Learnings will be reviewed along with a consideration for affective learning through attitudes and values. Participants will be given time to consider how units with a health of specific populations focus could be conceptualised, developed and managed. Opportunities for co-curricular applications will also be discussed.

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Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
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Keywords: SurfAid International, Health Education, HPE, Curriculum, Social Justice, Active Citizenship, Global Awareness, Cultural Knowledge, Indonesia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Medicine Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (130209)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2012 04:57
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 04:57

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