Healthy lifestyle skill building technology for university students: Conceptual and procedural aspects

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Abstract

Objective of the study was to justify the educational technology of healthy lifestyle skills building in university students and to provide experimental verification of its effectiveness. According to the pilot research results, three key stages should be pointed out within the students' healthy lifestyle skills building process. The first stage of the experiment comprises intellectual development by broadening the students' knowledge concerning healthy lifestyle issues. At the second stage the need and motivation are formed through creation of the students' incentives to health promotion behaviour on the basis of the acquired subject-related knowledge. The third stage sets values through transformation of knowledge about healthy lifestyle into clear understanding of the necessity and significance of physical wellbeing and caring attitude to one's own health. Each of the listed stages is characterized by specific content. As proved by the practical use of the designed healthy lifestyle skills building educational technology for students physical education sessions have a significant influence in their orientation on healthy lifestyle. The given educational technology applied gives students the necessary experience of self-organization of routine health-promotion activities.

Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)18-20
Number of pages3
JournalTeoriya i Praktika Fizicheskoy Kultury
Volume2016
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Health promotion behaviour
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • University students

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