Posts Tagged teaching approaches

Life-skills based education for alcohol and drug prevention

This paper intends to provide governors, head teachers and teachers with practical guidelines to help them implement holistic life-skills based education programmes to ensure young people build resilience to alcohol and drug use. As evidence shows that alcohol and drug education alone is ineffective, there is a need for an […]

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Making it Inclusive: Alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings

When delivering alcohol and drug education in multicultural settings including classrooms, teachers will need to tackle sensitive issues. Not all pupils are comfortable discussing certain topics, and some parents are reluctant to allow  their children to explore certain themes. How do we ensure pupils receive relevant education, in the context […]

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Video: planning Y9 lesson with the help of Y10s

A Group of Year 10 students discuss in a focus group what they know about alcohol and what they think should be taught to Year 9s about alcohol. The teachers then use the pupils’ input to plan and teach a lesson.

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The principles of good drug education

Choosing the best approach to drug education is a key task for educators. There is no shortage of guidance, information, and materials but choosing the most relevant and supportive for the group or groups you lead depend on a number of factors. This brief document aims to help you understand […]

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Learning from life skills programmes in drug education

This paper looks at two similar programmes which have shown to be effective in randomised controlled trials at reducing drug use among young people. The approach of these life skills programmes fits comfortably within the key principles for teaching PSHE education. What can we learn from them? This briefing paper […]

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