SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCES IN THE COOPERATION BETWEEN PEDAGOGUES AND PARENTS WHEN DEVELOPING HEALTH COMPETENCES IN PUPILS
Mykolas Romeris University (LITHUANIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:In order that pupils would acquire competences, on which health protection and promotion are based, the partnership of a school community is important when encouraging pupils to take up responsibility for their health and develop health competences. The purpose of the research is to reveal successful cooperation between pedagogues and parents when developing health competences in children, based on the experience of pedagogues. Problematic question of the study: How do pedagogues and parents have to cooperate in order that children would get their health competences developed? Qualitative research type was chosen for the study. In the study, the method of a semi-structured interview was used. 14 pedagogues participated in the study.
Successful cooperation between pedagogues and parents when developing children's health competencies is determined by: mutual agreements when achieving a joint objective (the setting of a joint objective, the foresight and implementation of joint activities related to a healthy lifestyle, agreements regarding responsibilities to develop health competences in children), active parental participation when developing health competences in children (the nurturing of health promotion culture at home, parental involvement in health promotion at school, parental initiatives related to the healthy lifestyle and their realisation in after-school and extracurricular activities), collegial counselling (counselling between teachers and together with parents, experience exchange, interparental counselling), the development of health promotion competences in parents and pedagogues (seminars, workshops, opens lessons, informal learning) and individual conversations between parents and pedagogues when solving arising health promotion problems (conversations initiated by pedagogues and initiated by parents).
Keywords: Children, development, health competences, parents, pedagogues.