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1 – a complete teaching package to improve young schoolchildren´s awareness of occupational health and safety Learning about OSH 4 & 5 March 2002, Bilbao, Spain Susanne Ulk, ASC, Denmark Ar and Mi at School

2 The Service Centre of the Working Environment Council in Denmark ASC assists the Council with: planning and development tasks information tasks magazine publications hosts a permanent exhibition on the work environment arranges conferences, education and training on cross-sectorial issues

3 May I introduce the Working Environment trolls Ar and Mi

4 the concept for the ar-mi-project and the underlying ideology youth-point of view according to the government´s action programme legislation the co-operators in the project the methodology the actual materials The presentation

5 The aim of the primary school project is to strengthen safety and health training to integrate the training into general teaching in primary schools

6 The ideal is, that good safety and health attitudes and habits should be developed in school it is important to encourage children to take a constructive part in safety and health work at an early stage of their school careers

7 The action programme Clean Working Environment by the Year 2005 The programme recommends that basic attitudes and knowledge in relation to safety and health should be provided by schools pupils must be able to make a positive contribution to their own health and safety and to that of their colleagues

8 The Primary School Act teaching of health and safety has received a high priority in legislation and curriculum teaching of health and safety is incorporated in a number of primary school subjects health and safety training is mandatory for all school grades For these reasons the project is part of a national campaign and strategy at a national level

9 Collaboration partners Trade Unions Employers´ Organisations The National Association of Local Authorities in Denmark The Danish Ministry of Education The parents´ organisation School and Society The National Teachers´ Organisation The Danish Association of School Managers The pupils´organisations FLO and DEO The Danish Working Environment Service The Sector Safety Council for Education and Research Representatives from a number of occupational health and safety projects

10 The Methodology The Ar and Mi project incorporates and encourages project-work It is a methodology where pupils actively and purposefully – investigate their environment – form concepts and ideas about it – try to understand it – form opinions about it – take action on it

11 The pupils discover how, as citizens in a democratic society, they can influence their surroundings according to the views and opinions formed during the process

12 The project work methodology encourages pupils to organize their thoughts and to express their thoughts as ideas that can be presented and discussed with others to make tentative conclusions to assess the quality of investigations to discuss possible improvements

13 The Materials Package Ar and Mi at School is designed so that teaching and pupil investigations are in constant interaction. investigations, discussions and the acquisition and use of skills and methods are fundamental elements in the package.

14 The Materials Package Ar and Mi at School provides opportunities for pupils to present their work to classmates pupils in other classes or other schools parents school boards politicians etc

15 not only as talks, but as presentations incorporating the various disciplines in the subject such as statistic work model building drama film etc

16 The Materials Package Ar and Mi at School consists of the troll house, full of materials for health and safety training the story-book Ar and Mi at School posters teacher´s folder

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18 The board-game Ar and Mi and the Troll School consists of materials for four groups with up to six participants

19 Three New Stories about Ar and Mi 3 BIG BOOKS and 3 x 3 small books in a folder The books can be used in native language training as well as in training health and safety subjects

20 It´s raining cats and dogs in the Troll-forest has indoor climate as the topic

21 Kicking up a row in the Troll-forest has noise as the topic

22 Sad Stubbi has the psycho-social work environment as the topic

23 The methodology is storyline also known as The Scottish Method, developed from the concept of Steve Bell, Jordanhill College of Education in Glasgow Scrutinizing the School´s work environment is a teachers´ book

24 In addition to these materials, the project has developed the following resources The Ar and Mi Journal Health and safety Training – a catalogue of ideas Health and Safety training for trainers Ar and Mi´s homepage www.armi.dk

25 Ar and Mi Journal A newspaper for teachers, school counsellors and safety representatives. Published twice a year 12 pages in A4-format the articles are intended to provide knowledge and inspiration for teachers and encourage them to teach safety and health

26 A catalogue of ideas A box containing three A4 folders one for teaching grades 0 to 3 the second for teaching grades 4 to 7 the third for grades 8 to 10

27 Customised courses Health and safety training, especially for teachers and school counsellors

28 Ar and Mi´s homepage On Ar and Mi´s homepage we see Ar and Mi helping the youngest pupils to improve safety and health at school


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