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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

A Paradigm Shift to a Health Wellness Approach: Extending the New York State Health Education Curriculum

The researcher will present her Fall 2008 thesis. As Piaget stated, “children have real understanding only of that which they invent themselves, and each time that we try to teach them too quickly, we keep them from reinventing it themselves” (Leading Learning, 2008). Education is the key to success and the means to developing our greatest abilities. Health Education must provide the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Health Education is one piece of today’s broken educational system. Educators currently focus on IQ rather than EQ. EQ is emotional quotient and is an essential component of health. New York State continues to revise reading, writing and arithmetic. However, little emphasis is put on the 4th “R”; relationship. The researcher will present the findings of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey and prove why it is pertinent to extend the New York State health education curriculum.

Presenter: Lindsey Starr (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Health Education Professionals
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 10:45 am (Session II)