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1 Exploring Organ Donation Through HEALTH EDUCATION UNITS

2 If you were in an accident and your family members were asked if they would consent to donate your organs, would they know your wishes? Alternatively, if it was a close family member, do you know their wishes or feelings about the issue of organ donation? They indicated that they wanted to be a donor on their licence, but that was almost 10 years ago – have they changed their mind? Did you know that your family – not you – are the ones who would make this final decision about your organs? Even though you may have ticked the box on your licence, this is an indication only, not a legal consent that doctors would act on.

3 Encouraging people to talk about their views on organ donation with friends and family is a real focus for Organ Donation New Zealand. So with this in mind, they now have fully resourced teaching units available to teachers through their website

4 Organ Donation New Zealand (ODNZ) is New Zealand’s official donor agency, which has been based at Green Lane Hospital since ODNZ: co-ordinates the donation of organs and tissues for transplant units in New Zealand and sometimes Australia, and tissue banks in New Zealand provides information and on-going support for families who have generously donated organs or tissues works with health professionals to ensure that there are nationally consistent and excellent processes for donation provides education and training for health professionals and information to the public. WHO?… ORGAN DONATION NZ

5 Four fully resourced units that can be used separately or in combination:  Two social studies units appropriate for years 9–10 and year 11 (NCEA Level 1)  two health education units appropriate for years 9–10 and year 13 (NCEA Level 3) Worksheets Resources to guide students on interviewing about sensitive issues Web-based resources Audio-visual support material NB: Speakers can be organised by ODNZ to visit schools throughout New Zealand. WHAT?… THE CONTENT

6 Organ donation is a topic that is directly relevant to college age Kiwi students lends itself to thought-provoking discussions concerns society at local, national, and international levels. The skills that students can learn through this context can be transferred to many other sensitive situations they may face. WHY?… THE RATIONALE

7 SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! NZ-BASED FACEBOOK LITERACY STRATEGIES FOR NEW NZ CURRICULUM ASSESSES NEW STANDARDS ACTION COMPETENCE CYCLE THINKING STRATEGIES HUMAN RIGHTS DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW VALUES JUSTIN BIEBER URBAN MYTHS THINKING ABOUT GETTING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENCE CREATIVE ACTIVITIES GROUP WORK WHAT DO I THINK? SCIENTIFIC STUFF ABOUT BODY ORGANS

8 HOW?… THE APPROACH TAKEN Based on the principles of the New Zealand Curriculum, and the values it espouses in particular – inquiry, diversity, and integrity Incorporates sound pedagogical practice Encourages teachers to adapt the material and resources to meet the specific needs of the students in front of them Includes material that can be used at many levels of the curriculum and across curricula

9 UNIT OVERVIEW… HEALTH EDUCATION JUNIOR UNIT (years 9–10) Aligned to the NZC level 5 achievement objectives: Linked to learning objectives (level 5) Personal growth and development (A1) Personal identity (A4) Relationships (C1) Identity, sensitivity and respect (C2) Interpersonal skills (C3)

10 UNIT OVERVIEW… HEALTH EDUCATION JUNIOR UNIT (years 9–10) Specific outcomes Develop communication skills in sensitive situations Understand and accept different perspectives Understand the process of making informed choices Understand the impact of changing situations and roles on the way we make decisions

11 UNIT OVERVIEW… HEALTH EDUCATION JUNIOR UNIT (years 9–10) This unit includes: activities that explore existing knowledge and students’ personal views background information about organ donation using secondary sources to explore different perspectives on the topic using the whare tapa whā model to explore different aspects of well-being interviewing family and friends about their understandings and beliefs reflection on learning.

12 UNIT OVERVIEW… HEALTH EDUCATION SENIOR UNIT (Level 3 NCEA) aligned to NZC level 8 Possible learning outcomes Students will be able to: independently use an inquiry process (for example, the action competence learning cycle) to investigate health issues (all AOs on each strand; all assessment standards possible) critically analyse own and others’ attitudes, values, and beliefs about current ethical issues or dilemmas (A3, A4, C3; AS3.4) develop and justify strategies that will promote societal well-being, and for people directly and indirectly affected by health issues (A2, D3, D1; AS3.1, AS3.2, AS3.4). Senior Secondary Teaching and Learning Guidelines Level 8 Health

13 UNIT OVERVIEW… HEALTH EDUCATION SENIOR UNIT (Level 3 NCEA) This unit includes: activities that explore existing knowledge and students’ personal views approaches to ethical decision making use of action competence cycle to explore a health-related issue that confronts New Zealand society introduction to Achievement Standard 3.4 how to accurately reference information sources developing a vision for alternative approaches to awareness about organ donation in New Zealand approaches to effective interviews and surveys reflection on learning.

14 UNIT OVERVIEW… HEALTH EDUCATION SENIOR UNIT (Level 3 NCEA) Assessment possibilities Health education 3.4 – Analyse a contemporary ethical issue in relation to well-being (internal) Health education 3.1 – Analyse a New Zealand health issue (internal) Health education 3.3 – Evaluate health practices currently used in New Zealand (internal)

15 Creative Use of Resources and Activities Teachers can use the units as starting points for cross- curricular teaching and learning. The resources and activities can be used in many combinations and at many levels depending on the needs and experience of students. Enjoy the opportunities these resources provide!

16 All of these fantastic resources are available to you for free on the ODNZ website


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