TEACHER HEALTH LITERACY: WHY DOES IT MATTER?
|Title||TEACHER HEALTH LITERACY: WHY DOES IT MATTER?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Journal||Problems of Education in the 21st Century|
|Type of Article||Editorial|
|Other Numbers||E-ISSN 2538-7111|
|Keywords||health competence, health education, health literacy|
It is obvious, that education is one of the main social factors having influence on health. Health education is most effective at school, because it reaches a man at his most receptive period of life - childhood and adolescence. A demand to live a healthy life is formed not only by family, but also by school. Teachers’ role in health education process is very significant, therefore, their health literacy and health competence are the main components realising health education at school. During the studies at university pre-service teachers in one way or another develop health competence, however hopefully not enough attention is paid to this, and study process poorly contributes to health literacy improvement, health competence formation.