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Focus on Testing Hurts Students in High School Health Classes

EHE News
Tue, 2012-06-26 08:44

High school health classes fail to help students refuse sexual advances or endorse safe sex habits when teachers focus primarily on testing knowledge, a new study reveals. But when teachers emphasized learning the material for its own sake, and to improve health, students had much better responses, said Eric Anderman, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at Ohio State. Read more: researchnews.osu.edu/archive/healthclass.htm.

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