How can we make sure that safety and health at work are really important to a young person?
What role does this perception of your own body play? How can safety and health be tangibly experienced by a young person? How do young people's views find their way into our prevention strategies?
In the workshop approaches from Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, Spain, and the Czech Republic are not only presented, but also made tangible.
Current trends in networking: ENETOSH and more
A strategic approach to mainstreaming OSH: The Portuguese case of citizenship education
Evidence-based interventions across school and community settings to promote positive body image
In this presentation, Helena will briefly discuss the nature and prevalence of body image concerns among children and adolescents, including their consequences on psychological and physical health. She will then focus on evidence-based strategies and interventions (e.g., media literacy, cognitive dissonance) which can be implemented to promote positive body image among children and adolescents across schools and community settings.
Block I: Body image and sensorimotor approach
Sensation and movement – slipping into one`s own body
Block II: Interaction with students in higher education
Work site visits to engage students in their education
Let´s work together: Interactive tools for students and teachers
HSE professionals manage health, safety and environment protection. Multidisciplinarity and complexity are the core features of the HSE profession. As the role of HSE professionals has matured, the need of appropriate university-level education and training has emerged. Universities offer bachelors, masters as well as post-gradual courses covering HSE domains to a different extent. The approaches within education and training of HSE professionals vary across the countries.
The common school of thought is that teaching HSE should move from a traditional didactic lecture style to a more interactive style, with practical sessions, discussions and other participative ways of teaching to prepare students for their future role. Erasmus+ project RiskMan aims to foster interaction in university-level education and training. The main project objective is to develop relevant and high-quality competences of future HSE professionals in the area of risk management. RiskMan approach benefits from having students on board. Students and teachers work together to develop, test and evaluate the interactive teaching tools.
The aim of the contribution is to share first concepts and tools developed within the RiskMan project. The main focus is on safety games, which are embedded in the concept of a family house. The family house, representing a model of an enterprise, provides an excellent, easy to imagine, real-world platform for education and training of future HSE professionals.
Educational landscapes in motion: Building safe and health improving learning environments
Safe and healthy educational institutions in the 21st century need more than just safety standards. As a result of digitalisation, project-oriented teaching and open learning, the needs are constantly changing. Nowadays learners and teachers are increasingly demanding spaces for movement, flexibility, autonomy and individuality.
On the one hand there are the individual needs of users and on the other there are protection goals and legal minimum requirements that are anchored in laws or standards, such as fire protection, which try to reduce as many sources of danger as possible in people's surroundings.
Although both sides aim to increase safety and health, tensions often arise that are sometimes difficult to resolve.
To meet these challenges, an interdisciplinary exchange process is needed to ensure that architecture, pedagogy and administration work together to find solutions.
This is why the formation of the initiative "Educational Landscapes in Motion“ has been founded. It attempts to do interdisciplinary research, teaching and practice in order to shape and reflect on educational spaces of the 21st century.
For this purpose, a special module "Educational Landscapes in Motion" was also established at the Vienna University of Technology, which sensitises students of architecture how to react to the needs of learners and teachers.
In addition, 5 research projects has been started that deal with the challenges of educational spaces.
Experienced based learning for children and young workers
Chilrdren explore safety and health
Awareness of accident and health hazards and protection from them is best nurtured at a young age. It is precisely this approach that the project “Children explore safety and health” is pursuing, encouraging children of pre- and primary school age to investigate five safety and health topics under supervision:
• Visibility in the street
• Trips, slips and falls
• Hygiene and skin protection
• Household toxins
The experiments, which are easy to perform, draw upon children's own everyday experience. By conducting research independently, their awareness of hazards is to be raised. An experiment card for each experiment (the basis for the work of the teaching and care staff) provides all the information needed to complete it: a brief summary, the materials required (mostly everyday materials), descriptions including images, ideas for expanding, background information and concept of prevention. All experimentation cards are available for free download from the Web.
Workshops for the teaching and care staff have been developed. They introduce the staff to the essential concept, the experiments, and the background to them. In the future, a network of instructors is to be built up through the training of multipliers who can instruct teachers in workshops. An accompanying brochure will also been written that place
Learning Occupational Health by Experiencing Risks (LoCHER)
Outlook in the future