The Startnow + project publication is about health education of young people, but the direct recipients of our activities were teachers, educators and other people working with this age group. Together with our partners from Norway, we have been developing innovative tools for public health education for over the past 2 years.
Our base was the lesson modules created as part of the previous START NOW! project in 2018. We have developed some of them in Polish and Norwegian language versions, adapted them to the school education format, and updated them with the latest trends in health education and the social context.
In addition, we have created 10 new lesson scenarios that meet the educational needs of the pandemic and are based on many interesting and engaging methods that can also be used in the distance learning mode.
An important element of our cooperation was also the definition of the basic principles of Child Welfare in education, which we shared with the participants of our meetings promoting the project in Opole and Oslo, and with participants of the training for educators from Poland and Norway in Milówka.
We can also boast of the QNEC (Quality of Non formal Education Certifcate) certification of organizations that implement the rules we have developed.
A foretaste of the module-based classes could also get to know children and young people who took part in city games organized in both partner countries this autumn.
The Startnow + project was an opportunity to exchange knowledge and educational practices used in Poland and Norway, it was also a process of creative cooperation, which resulted in the creation of solutions and tools that allow for the acquisition of practical knowledge and „health skills” of young people participating in the classes in an interesting way, but also adults who facilitate this process.
Enjoy reading and using the modules!