Educating for Health

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Educating for Health - An Inquiry-Based Approach to PreK-8 PedagogyValerie A. Ubbes
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248 pages

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Using a curricular approach called personal practical knowledge, Valerie Ubbes takes you on a transformational journey that will help you become a master teacher of health education for children in grades preK through 8. That journey begins with an in-depth exploration of your uniqueness as a professional who will educate for health.

Dr. Ubbes helps you turn your personal narrative into your professional identity and then guides you toward an understanding of children’s learning styles and the practical knowledge you will use to shape a relational pedagogy with your learners.

Educating for Health explores pedagogical strategies that will help you bridge your understanding of health issues with your teaching. This book will help you translate education and health theories into practice as you:

Dr. Ubbes also applies the ecological model of public health and Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences in a new way and shows how to help children develop through a sensory-motor, cognitive-behavioral approach to health and well-being.

Each chapter features several tools that will aid your understanding of the content:

Educating for Health will help you reflect on your professional identity and abilities as a teacher and give you the information you need for fostering the growth and development of your students.

About the Author

Valerie A. Ubbes, PhD, CHES is an associate professor in kinesiology and health at Miami University. She has taught pedagogy courses since 1980 and has developed three pedagogy courses for which she has published three books.

Dr. Ubbes is also project director of the Children’s Picture Book Database at Miami University ( Her multidisciplinary database was recognized by the International Society for Technology in Education (2005) as one of the 101 best Web sites for elementary teachers. In 1995, she wrote the first integrated curriculum book that was aligned with the National Health Education Standards, and she has served as the health in education network facilitator for the Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development. She is an active member of the American Association for Health Education.

In her spare time, Dr. Ubbes enjoys landscaping, flower gardening, bicycling, reading, playing her bassoon, and traveling with her family. Her life goal is to promote human well-being across the life span, leading to a higher quality of life and learning for all.

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Text for health education, physical education, and classroom preservice teachers and also for elementary educators, teacher educators, and graduate course instructors and students.

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