Development and evaluation of educational resources produced in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Development and evaluation of educational resources produced in response to the COVID-19 crisis

In this recently published French article “Élaboration et évaluation de l’utilité, de l’utilisabilité et de l’acceptabilité de ressources éducatives produites en réponse à la crise de la COVID-19[i]” (in English: ‘Development and evaluation of the usefulness, usability and acceptability of educational resources produced in response to the COVID-19 crisis’) the authors reflect on the development and evaluation of the “Succeed, be well, be together” health promotion programme in New Caledonia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The programme uses a co-construction approach to health education teaching materials that takes into account cultural diversity, builds on existing practices, shares them and enriches them with research contributions. It was implemented in order to develop with the actors, in a very short time, a set of tools for primary schools in order to ensure pedagogical continuity during the COVID-19 crisis. The evaluation of these tools with professionals in practice and in training (n = 50) shows that they are usable in reference to existing classroom practices (score of 8.2 out of 10) and to the needs of pupils (score of 8 out of 10), useful for the development of skills and knowledge in health education (score of 8.4 out of 10), and acceptable in relation to pedagogical approaches, contextualised materials and their implementation (score of 8.3 out of 10). The study shows that health promotion as an approach can provide a framework for the development of appropriate intervention tools in times of health crises.

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[i] Tessier N, O’Callaghan N, Fernandez Da Rocha Puleoto C, Jourdan D. Élaboration et évaluation de l’utilité, de l’utilisabilité et de l’acceptabilité de ressources éducatives produites en réponse à la crise de la COVID-19. Global Health Promotion. March 2021. doi:10.1177/1757975921996133