ARPHA Proceedings 3: 1227-1239, doi: 10.3897/ap.2.e1227
Teaching Methodology of Health and Safety at Modern Uni-versity (from Work Experience)
expand article infoNatalya Koshkina, Galina Popova
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Currently, issues of ensuring personal safety and formation of behavioral skills in dangerous and emergency situations are of particular relevance to modern society. In this regard, there is a need to teach students how to deal with situations that threaten health and life. This task is implemented as a part of the teaching the discipline “Health and Safety”. The reduction in the number of classroom lectures and practical classes indicates the need for a constant search and use of modern teaching methods and techniques. The aim of the study was to determine the features of the teaching methodology of the discipline “Health and Safety” in a modern university. In the presented work theoretical and empirical research methods were used, including the analysis of educational and scientific-methodical literature, survey, questionnaire and testing, comparison method. The article describes the experience of teaching the discipline “Health and Safety” using various teaching methods and techniques, including the electronic educational environment. Examples of using situational tasks (case tasks), game modeling, project activities, interaction with relevant organizations, and the method of thematic disputes are given. To evaluate the effectiveness of the applied methods, the questionnaire and testing were carried out at the beginning and at the end of studying the discipline. The results showed an increase in the number of students who are ready to provide first aid. First-aid knowledge and skills became more demanded and necessary for most students. Self-esteem of students in the field of knowledge and skills of first aid dressing increased. Test results revealed an increase in the level of knowledge of first aid in students after studying the discipline. The comparative analysis of the level of knowledge of students of different years at university is shown. The article may be of interest to teachers, educators, and education professionals.
methodology, health and safety, university, students.