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Achieving Health Literacy through the use of the Technology Foundation Standards for All Students PROCEEDINGS

, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Health literacy is the capacity of the individual not only to understand basic health information, but to obtain, interpret and practically apply these ideas to everyday life and ultimately to enhance health. Promoting health literacy among adolescents will assist them in establishing healthy lifestyle patterns and behaviors so that they may achieve health literacy. The juxtaposition of technology and health as complimentary disciplines, provides the rational and framework for a discussion about the construction of learning experiences that are grounded in real-world situations. Further, it is the goal of this paper to provide a rationale for linking the Technology Foundation Standards for All Students with the Healthy People 2010 Achieving Health Literacy goals as a means of furthering adolescents' health.

Citation

Jefson, C. (2005). Achieving Health Literacy through the use of the Technology Foundation Standards for All Students. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 1965-1968). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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