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Brindal, Emily; Hendrie, Gilly; Thompson, Kirrilly; Blunden, Sarah – Health Education, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to describe Australian children's perceptions of healthiness and sources of health knowledge in order to develop an understanding of young children's perceptions, knowledge and sources of influence to guide future behaviour change and health promotion strategies. Design/methodology/approach: One-hour interactive focus…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Focus Groups
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Hameen-Anttila, Katri; Airaksinen, Marja; Timonen, Johanna; Bush, Patricia; Ahonen, Riitta – Health Education, 2006
Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate teachers' attitudes towards medicines and to determine what they are willing to teach children about medicines. This study is part of a larger project where medicine education materials accessible on the internet (www.uku.filaakekasvatus, in Finnish with English introduction) were designed,…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Focus Groups, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Hameen-Anttila, Katri; Juvonen, Mirja; Ahonen, Riita; Bush, Patricia J.; Airaksinen, Marja – Health Education, 2005
Purpose: This study is part of a larger project, which aims to develop medicine education materials for teachers. The aim of the present study was to discover children's interests in medicines and teachers' opinions on what should be taught about medicines to children of different ages. Furthermore, teachers' opinions were assessed about the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Comprehensive School Health Education, Focus Groups, Childhood Interests