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Details on Teacher's Handbook

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The Unplugged Curriculum

 

      - Unplugged - Teacher’s Handbook

      - Unplugged - Student’s Workbook

      - Unplugged - Quiz Cards

      - Parents' Workshop

      - Training for Teachers

 

 

 

Unplugged - Teacher’s Handbook

 

The Unplugged Curriculum is made up of 12 lessons in a compact handbook for teachers. The handbook is complete with lesson plans for the 12 Unplugged lessons and provides an introduction on how to implement this comprehensive social influence program in the classroom. The handbook is complemented by a Student's Workbook and a set of 47 cards.

The programme units focus on three components:

     1.  Information and attitude

2.  Interpersonal skills

3.      Intrapersonal skills

 

These components are spread throughout 12 short lessons which are described below:

 

An Overview of the Unplugged lessons

Unit

Title

Activities

Goals

Focus

1

Opening UNPLUGGED

Presentation, group work, contract management, homework

Introduction to the programme, setting of rules for the lessons, reflecting on knowledge on drugs

Info

2

To be or not to be in a group

Situation play, plenary discussion, game

Clarification of group influences and group expectations 

Inter

3

Alcohol

Group work, collage, game

Information on different factors influencing drug use

Info

4

Reality check

Presentation, plenary discussion, group work, game

Fostering critical evaluation of information, reflection on differences between own opinion and actual data, correction of norms

Intra

5

Smoking the cigarette drug

Quiz, plenary discussion, feedback, game

Information on effects of smoking, differentiation of expected vs. real effects and short-term vs. long-term effects

Info

6

Express yourself

Game, plenary discussion, group work

Adequate communication of emotions, distinguishing between verbal and nonverbal communication

Inter

7

Get up, stand up

Plenary discussion, group work, role play

Fostering assertiveness and respect for others

Inter

8

Party tiger

Role play, game, plenary discussion

Recognition and appreciation of positive qualities, acceptance of positive feedback, practising and reflection on getting into contact with others

Inter

9

Drugs – get informed

Group work, quiz

Information on positive and negative effects of drug use

Info

10

Coping competences

Presentation, plenary discussion, group work

Expression of negative feelings, coping with weaknesses

Intra

11

Problem solving and decision making

Presentation, plenary discussion, group work, homework

Structured problem solving, fostering creative thinking and self control

Intra

12

Goal setting and closure

Game, group work, plenary discussion

Distinguishing long-term and short-term objectives, feedback on the programme and the process during the programme

Intra

 

 

 

Unplugged - Student's Workbook

 

The Student’s Workbook complements the Unplugged Teacher’s Handbook. The teacher gives a copy of the workbook to each student during the first unit. The workbook contains materials on activities that students are to work through during the Unplugged unit, as well as information about use of drugs and related health risks. It is intended as a personal tool; however at the end of the program it can be shared with classmates.

 

 

 

 

Unplugged - Quiz Cards

 

The Unplugged Teacher’s Handbook is complemented by a set of 47 cards to be used during the activity of unit 9 (Drugs – get informed). The cards are used to teach the effects and risks of drugs use through a quiz conducted by the teacher.

 

 

 

 

Parents' Workshop

 

Parents are essential in reinforcing health education policy in the school and at home. As part of implementing the Unplugged curriculum, schools and teachers have a choice to host a workshop for parents. The topics of the workshops are as follows:

Content of the parents workshops

Title

Lecture

Group Work

Role-Play

1

Better understanding of your teenagers

Development during early adolescence

Frequency of drug use in adolescence, risk factors for drug use

Anxiety of parents letting their teenagers go out to parties

2

Parenting a  teenager means growing up together

Changes in families with adolescent children

Ways to cope with changes in the family roles

Autonomy inside and outside the family

3

A good relationship with my child also means setting up rules and limits

Parenting styles

Conflict situations and guidelines for negotiation of rules

Dealing with conflicts

The Eudap study did not find any specific influence of the parent component on the effectiveness of the pupil’s behavior. However, there was a lack of proper evaluation of the effectiveness of the parent involvement.

Contact your local EU-Dap Centre, for assistance in implementing a workshop for parents at your school.  They can put you in contact with experts on these workshop topics.

 

 

 

Training for Teachers


A training for teachers is a recommended before teaching the Unplugged programme as seen during the EU-Dap intervention trial. The training typically involves a 2-day workshop to:

 

  • Learn about the Unplugged programme
  • Learn about the comprehensive social influence theory
  • Practice teach the lessons with other colleagues

To learn more about training in your country your local EU-Dap Centre

 

 

 

 


 
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