MBiP-Human biological development – conditions and needs - lecture 2300-NZ1-MBiP-BP-W
1. To provide the basic knowledge concerning:
− human physical, motor growth and development,
− health and its determinants,
− the most prevalent health problems and their influence on growth, development and education,
− healthy aspects of school physical environment and organization process of teaching,
− organization of preventive medical care at school,
− teachers’ health.
2. To help students to develop the competences in:
− knowing themselves, identification of their health and developmental needs,
− taking activities improving their health,
− creation enhancing health and well-being physical environment (including ergonomics) in a place of their work and learning.
1. Introduction – aims and needs of subject in pedagogues training: holism in pedagogy, Maslow’ hierarchy of needs.
2. Human ontogenetic growth and development - aspects and stages, determinants.
3. Physical growth - aspects, determinants, neuro-hormonal regulations, methods of assessment, secular trends, disorders and their influence on behavior and learning.
4. Physical growth during puberty – biological age, methods of assessment, disorders, sex determination, sexual dimorphism.
5. Motor development – basic terms, process of changes in different period of life, physical fitness and motor performance.
6. Motor system – posture genesis, disorders, their prevention; physical activity and its changes during ontogenesis.
7. Aging – changes in body structure and function; climax, mechanisms of aging process, its delaying, concept of active aging.
8. Health – basic terms, determinants, healthy lifestyles.
9. Mental health – definition, criteria, well-being, the most prevalent disorders – causes, influence on quality of life and learning; prevention.
10. Drugs using – epidemiology, aetiology, healthy and social harms, dependence, prevention.
11. Health problems of children and adolescents. Stages of prevention, prevention medical care at school, cooperation between teachers and school nurse.
12. Peculiarity of development and school situation of children with chronic diseases.
13. School environment - basic hygienic norms, safety, school meals, ergonomic criteria of student’ and teacher’ work place, hygienic aspects of teaching/learning.
14. Teachers health problems, harms for teachers’ health and well-being, prevention.
15. The health promoting school – concept, history of development in Poland and over the world, models, strategy, evaluation.
Type of course
I. Knowledge. Student:
1. Explains the basic terms connected with human ontogenesis: aspects of growth and development, stages, secular trends, determinants.
2. Understands biopsychosocial dimension of human development.
3. Characterizes course of physical and motor development.
4. Knows definition of health, its aspects and determinants.
5. Knows risk and protective factors for health (individual and environmental) and knows how can them modify.
6. Names the most frequent health problems of children and adolescents and their prevention.
7. Names teachers’ professional threats, the most frequent health problems and methods of their prevention.
8. Presents elements of school physical environment and hygienic aspects of organization of teaching/learning.
9. Knows concept of preventive medical care at school.
10. Characterizes the concept of health promoting school.
II. Skills. Student:
1. Makes assessment of physical and motor development.
2. Recognizes own health problems and developmental and healthy needs in early adulthood.
3. Recognizes basic symptoms of disorders of physical growth and can find the way of support.
4. Assesses own physical activity, nutrition and other positive health practices.
5. Assesses needs connected with learning and upbringing of children with chronic disease and plans support for them in this field.
6. Assesses school/classroom physical and social environment in context of students/teacher’ health.
III. Social competences. Student:
1. Understands that pedagogue should has and use in practice the knowledge of human growth and development and its biological, psychical and social needs in different periods of life.
2. Understands the link between teacher’ well-being and pupils’ school achievements and well-being
3. Is ready to implement changes in his lifestyle and creates positive model for children and adolescents.
4. Understands a needs of development of interpersonal skills, observations of behaviours of others, effective communication, empathy, giving support and cooperation.
Presence on 80% of lectures
1. Woynarowska B., Kowalewska A., Izdebski Z., Komosińska K.: Biomedyczne podstawy wychowania i kształcenia. PWN, Warszawa 2010.
2. Woynarowska B. (red.): Uczniowie z chorobami przewlekłymi. Jak wspierać ich rozwój, zdrowie i edukację. PWN, Warszawa, 2010.
Lopez R.: Twój nastolatek. Zdrowie i dobre samopoczucie. PZWL, Warszawa 2004.
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