1 University of Zilina (SLOVAKIA)
2 University of Presov (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN20 Proceedings
Publication year: 2020
Pages: 5966-5972
ISBN: 978-84-09-17979-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2020.1563
Conference name: 12th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-7 July, 2020
Location: Online Conference
The main tasks of the teacher's educational work in the area of ​​teaching the content of “Protection of Life and Health (OZZ)” include acquiring, improving and consolidating knowledge, acquiring practical skills and creating habits necessary for the protection of life and health. It is important to adapt the teaching content to the subject in order to be sufficiently competent in this area. The compulsory curriculum "Protection of life and health" is implemented in primary schools through teaching subjects of the state educational program and the content of independent organizational forms of teaching - didactic games and special-purpose exercises. Protection of man and his health integrates pupils' attitudes, knowledge and skills aimed at protecting life and health in emergency situations, also during their stay and movement in nature, which may arise due to unforeseen facts endangering man and his surroundings. The preparation of children in schools is at a very low level and therefore pupils do not have the necessary knowledge to deal with emergencies.

We focused on finding the current level of knowledge from the curriculum "Protection of life and health" of students of University in Prešov. The level of theoretical knowledge and practical skills was measured using a non-standardized questionnaire and didactic test. The survey was attended by 100 university students of individual faculties of University in Prešov. The survey consisted of 56 women and 44 men. The mean age of probands was 20 +/- 0.6 years. We verified competences from knowledge of emergency situations, health training, stay in nature and traffic education. We compared the obtained data among students of individual faculties of the University of Prešov, among students who attended a course of protection of life and health at primary or secondary school and we were also interested in gender differences in knowledge. The obtained data were processed using statistical software SPSS 17.0. Research results confirmed insufficient level of knowledge in all subjects of the survey.
Health and life protection, courses, curriculum.