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Literacies for Health and Life Skills

The “Literacies for Health and Life Skills” (HLS) project aims to develop and implement a new didactic approach that will enable pre-service teachers to facilitate the development of young people´s health and life skills.

The project will examine how pre-service teachers learn to teach different forms of critical literacies and how the teaching of these literacies at the lower secondary level might enhance pupils´ health and life skills. 

Background and relevance

The background for this project is shaped by two major concerns: societal concerns over young people’s health and body dissatisfaction, and concerns for curriculum renewal where a new cross-curricular theme ‘Public Health and Life Skills’ (PHLS) is introduced in school.

Objective and research methods

The overall approach to the HLS project is action research. HLS is a collaboration project between the teacher education programme for the lower secondary level (GLU 5–10), partner schools and the school health service. The project is organized into several sub-projects, and include two PhD projects. 

  • Partner institutions

    • OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
    • Norges Idrettshøgskole 
    • New Mexico State University
    • University of Strathclyde 
  • Members

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