Learning for life: classroom activities for HIV and AIDS education

Learning & Teaching Materials
Education International
102 p.
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Apprendre pour la vie : activités pour la classe sur l'éducation au VIH et au SIDA

The EFAIDS Programme partners Education International, the Education Development Centre and the World Health Organisation present the most recent EFAIDS resource "Learning for Life: Classroom Activities for HIV and AIDS education" a toolkit destined to support teachers to address themes relating to HIV and AIDS with their students. The kit is composed of worksheets classified according to age groupings; under 10, 10-14 years, 15 and older. Age-appropriate activities and lesson plan templates combine to give teachers a valuable reference around which to conduct lessons with their pupils designed to foster skills to protect themselves from HIV and support those in their schools and communities who are living with HIV. The book adopts a life-skills approach whereby students are empowered to take responsibility for their own decision-making and are provided with the knowledge conducive to safe behaviour. Activities to overcome stigma and discrimination related to HIV and AIDS are included in each age-group section and students are encouraged to adopt inclusive values. The EFAIDS Programme advocates a broad based approach to school health with HIV and AIDS addressed within the wider context of healthy lifestyles. After consultation and testing during 2009 with teacher unions in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa regions the publication is now available to be downloaded online or ordered on CD. EI encourages teacher unions participating in the EFAIDS Programme to tailor the material to the classroom context in their countries. To facilitate its wide use in schools in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, the toolkit is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence, meaning that users are free to copy, distribute and adapt the text as long as the source is attributed as "Learning for Life: Classroom Activities for HIV and AIDS education".

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