Board Game for School Health Education: The Development Process

  • Nurul Azmawati Mohamed Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 7800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Shalinawati Ramli Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 7800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Dzulkhairi Mohd Rani Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 7800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Azman A Rahman Faculty of Law and Syariah, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, 7800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
Keywords: Boardgame, Health education, Edutainment

Abstract

Health education in schools is crucial in helping students to develop awareness, skills, and positive attitudes towards health. It assists students to improve and preserve their health, prevent illness, and avoid risky behaviors. It focuses on promoting learning skills that will help students understand the importance of their own health needs along with those of their families and communities. These abilities of learning skill ultimately provide the foundation for educating them how to advocate for their own well-being throughout their lives. The term "edutainment" describes the blending of education and entertainment. It could be in the form of media, games, toys, and experiences that mix fun and learning to motivate students.  Among others, board game is considered suitable as a supportive tool for health education teaching in school. This paper discusses health education in schools and ideas of developing a game to improve health education delivery in schools.

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Published
2022-08-28
How to Cite
Mohamed, N. A., Ramli, S., Mohd Rani, M. D. and A Rahman, A. (2022) “Board Game for School Health Education: The Development Process”, Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 7(8), p. e001690. doi: 10.47405/mjssh.v7i8.1690.
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