| Tools for teaching - A visual aids workshop, and instruction manual for health educators |
This manual was developed in recognition of the importance of educational tools and materials to make communication and transfer of knowledge most effective. Educational experts are of the consensus! that there is no single best method to influence favorably people's health knowledge, habits, and attitudes. This requires the use of various approaches and techniques with properly selected educational tools such as visual aids to make the educational efforts participatory rather than the traditional passive transaction.
The realization of the manual was derived from a series of workshops as part of the growing demand for appropriate teaching and learning materials for different levels of front line workers to accelerate Primary Health Care as a key to attain health for all. It is hoped that this curriculum will serve as a valuable source of reference, a useful tool in different frameworks and combinations to help the-users develop appropriate teaching materials adaptable to local needs.
Alicia G. Clemente
Health Education Advisor
Ministry of Health