• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This book provides an overview essential for a proper understanding of effective approaches to PSHE education in secondary education and the valuable role it can play in promoting the health and wellbeing of adolescents. Coverage includes: • The importance and scope of PSHE education • The theory and research evidence for effective practice in the secondary school • School structures which support effective teaching and learning in PSHE education • Assessment for, and of, learning in PSHE education • The role of visiting experts in PSHE education • Overlaps with pastoral and therapeutic support

Learning objectives

Through reading and reflecting on the content of this chapter you will begin to:

  • understand PSHE education and how it relates to the other aspects of secondary education
  • recognise the contribution PSHE education makes to young people’s personal development
  • have an opportunity to reflect on your personal experience of PSHE education to date and consider how you can develop as an effective practitioner

This book has been written for beginning teachers in secondary schools; that is, student teachers and those who qualified recently and are embarking on their career as teachers of 11–18 year olds.

It aims to give you a general grounding in the theory underpinning Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education, some practical approaches, and ...

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