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2017 | 1(65) | 178-187

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Forming of students’ health-saving culture at higher pedagogical education institutions

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The interest to human health was confirmed by a great amount of famous scientists, representatives of different branches of science – philosophy, sociology, physiology, medicine, psychology, pedagogy who conducted researches about human’s health. This interest is caused by real deterioration of physical, mental, intellectual and moral health, especially among young generation. Research suggests that human health depends on way of life and level of health culture. The purpose of this article is to form a health-saving culture among the students of pedagogical universities, because they have a great influence on pupils’ health, much more than representatives of other professions. To achieve the objectives we used the following methods: theoretical analysis and summary of scientific literature about this problem, observation, questioning and testing. The article analyzed pedagogical experience of health-keeping in educational process; it was found out that throughout the history of the university teachers’ training emphasis in the education and training of young people was given to health and in educational plans and programs of education – its preservation and augmentation. The work reveals the meaning of “students’ health-saving culture” that is an integrative, dynamic self education, represented by the set of structurally and functionally interrelated and interdependent components that define the possibility of health-keeping in socially important purposes. It is determined that health-saving culture of students is successfully formed under the terms of the educational process at pedagogical universities, the ideas of health culture creating and qualified participation in educational process by studying the discipline “Physical Education”, intensifying physical preparation and use of interdisciplinary connections are substantiated. Results of the study revealed the level of students’ knowledge about healthy lifestyle, appropriate skills needed for successful implementation of health-protecting training; proved the need for creating a students’ health-saving culture at pedagogical universities, because in modern conditions only high level of health-saving culture can provide hygiene activities of the future teachers



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