SUBJECTIVE PERCEPTION OF LIFE AND HEALTH PROTECTION COURSES BY STUDENTS AND POSSIBILITIES OF THEIR INNOVATION
1 University of Žilina (SLOVAKIA)
2 University of Presov (SLOVAKIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 8-9 November, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:At a time when the world is being shaken by the COVID 19 pandemic, which has an adverse effect on society as a whole, in addition to addressing the current situation, it is important to pay attention to and raise awareness of behavior in crisis situations and natural disasters. In the Slovak Republic, behavioral prevention during crisis situations has long been carried out through life and health protection courses. Pursuant to Act 282/2009 Coll. Decree of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic of 24 June 2009 on secondary schools, a part of teaching and education at secondary schools includes a course focusing on the protection of life and health, physical activities in nature. The content of the courses and competencies of the organizers is described by the ISCED 3 methodology issued by the State Pedagogical Institute in 2009. Due to the recommended nature of the methodology and no update, we decided to conduct a questionnaire survey at two secondary schools focused on students' subjective perception of life and health courses the level of curriculum that they should master after completing the course. In total, more than 500 questionnaires were completed. Their results point to shortcomings in the implementation of courses and the low level of knowledge of students in the monitored areas. Based on the findings of the questionnaire survey, the article points out the shortcomings and suggests areas for innovation of life and health protection courses that will be current and interesting for high school students.
Keywords: Health, life, protection, courses, curriculum.