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[2017, 11-2] A Study on the Development and Application of Dietary Education Program Based on Learning Cycle Model for Young Children
- chief of researchSuk-hyun Jang
- researchersJi-hyun Kim
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- ISBNISSN 1976-6793
The purpose of this study is to determine how development and application of dietary education program based on learning cycle model affects young children's nutrition knowledge, dietary behavior, science-process skills and attitudes. The subjects of this study were five-year-olds and four-year-olds who passed their birthday(total 23) in H day care center in G City. The aim of the dietary education program for young children is to improve their nutrition knowledge, dietary behavior and science-process skills and attitudes through the learning cycle associated with dietary life. The 5E Learning Cycle model by Gallenstain(2003) was adopted as the foundation of the study. The following three topics were discussed on the program based on the Nuri Curriculum: balanced diet, selection of healthy food, values of food and good table manners. The interactive approach was applied to teaching-learning method. As a result, the dietary education program was effective in enhancing nutrition knowledge and dietary behavior and producing positive changes in science-process skills and attitudes. It can be implied that it is appropriate to develop the dietary education program based on the learning cycle model and the interactive approach, which reflect scientific concepts and theoretical backgrounds.
Key words: learning cycle model, dietary education program, nutrition knowledge, dietary behavior