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September 1, 2007
Source: Piedmont 2007

Piedmont Final Project
NARRATIVE
Health Education, PE 101
Daniel D. Adame, Ph.D., MSPH

1. The Health Education PE 101 course syllabus has been modified to include a course objective (# 3) related to a module of study on the environment, place and sustainability. The objective reads as follows:

Objective
"To augment students' knowledge of and appreciation for the environment through learning activities designed to teach the concepts of 'place and sustainability.'"

Learning Activities
The PE 101 learning activities will include:
  1. Reading the assigned textbook chapter on "Environmental Health: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally"

  2. Attending a class lecture on "The Environment, Place and Sustainability"

  3. Viewing the film "An Inconvenient Truth"

  4. Completing the "Personal Improvement Project" (PIP), which will ask students to include an environmental component as part of the written improvement plan.



2. The "Personal Improvement Project" (PIP: see page 8)) within the course provides an additional venue to reflect the environmental module, requiring students to focus on a selected health behavior they wish to improve or alter over the course of the semester. Students are asked to explain how their selected behavior-change impacts the five dimensions of personal health -- physical, emotional, social, spiritual and environmental. A student, for example, working to improve his or her physical fitness, will be challenged to articulate how becoming more fit may have impacted physical well-being and emotions, mental health, spiritual awareness, and ultimately their environment, community and the world.




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