Didactics is the theory of teaching and learning.

In the school health promotion approach didactics includes both the day-to-day and the in-the-moment decision making of teachers and other professionals in schools engaged in educational practice oriented towards learning (in and outside the class room).

Didactics includes three main aspects: what should be taught and learned (the content aspect); how do we teach and learn (the method aspect); and to what purpose or intention should something be taught and learned (the justification of the goal/aims aspect).

The intent of didactics in school health promotion is to reflect on and develop educational practices to provide foundations for a positive change in both learning and health outcomes.


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