Shaping Behaviour as Proactive Approach for Awareness of Safety and Wellbeing: Secondary Grade Curriculum
The Shyness, reluctance, hesitation, and unawareness hamper to react in a safe way and may cause causalities. Usually children between the age of 13 to 15 get involved in road accidents due to carelessness. Safety awareness reduces the chances of accidents and injury happenings. A sample of 200 students and 99 teachers from secondary level public schools was taken. In order to develop awareness among secondary school students, action oriented SW instructional methods through hands-on-activities, experiential learning, labs, weather safety precaution, fire, electricity safety, and ways to motivate students to protect themselves and conserve their wellbeing were used. By using valid and reliable survey questionnaire and observation protocol, perceptions about SW were assessed after interventions and prominent awareness and behavioural changes were declared such as reduced number of accidents and injuries. The results are useful for the school administration and teachers to reflect on the inclusion of safety and wellbeing activities.