IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 1-5 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.465

Health Education in Lithuanian Primary Schools: Conceptual Ideas and Main Strategic Directions

D. Kalesnikienė

Abstract—The purpose of this article is to introduce conceptual ideas and main strategic directions of health education in Lithuanian primary schools. These conceptual ideas and strategic directions correspond not only to the vision of Lithuania, but also to the worldwide trends of health education, which are reflected in the work of the World Health Organization and European tendencies. The relevance of this problem and the qualitative study of pre-school and primary school teachers’ approach to health education are discussed in the article. One of the goals of Lithuanian primary education, which is focused on the development of child’s mental, physical and social education, is the assurance of successful health education of a child in primary school by contributing to one’s spiritual, physical, mental and social capacity and well-being. Approach to physical, mental and social health and their interrelations in solving educational tasks that are oriented to the components of knowledge and understanding, their application, skills and attitudes, moral values are described in the article.

Index Terms—Conceptual ideas, health education, primary school, strategic directions, Lithuania.

D. Kalesnikiene is with Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, Vilnius, CO 08308, Lithuania (e-mail: danguole.kalesnikiene@gmail.com).


Cite: D. Kalesnikienė, "Health Education in Lithuanian Primary Schools: Conceptual Ideas and Main Strategic Directions," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-5, 2015.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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