Overview and analysis of periods and approaches to health education in the Brazilian school context

Tiago Venturi Adriana Mohr About the authors


This essay aims to present an overview of the conceptions, actions, and trends of Health Education in the Brazilian school context, and to analyze and to discuss its implications in order to understand the challenges posed by this field and in its practice. A literature review led to the recognition two distinct approaches to Health Education at school: a normative and behavioralist and other reflective, towards the knowledge building. These approaches are a consequence from the way health education has been integrated into school along the years. We hope to contribute to stress the importance of reflective and educational approaches to Health Education for scientific literacy, especially in times of Covid-19 pandemic and scientific negationism.

Key words:
Health Promotion; School; History

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