State of the Art of School-based Health Promotion in Europe:

Research-based and practice-based knowledge


The SHE autumn school took place on 7-10 November at the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.


It was organized by the Institute of Education, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal with support of the Department of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark and Department of Nursing Science, University of Eastern Finland, in collaboration with CBO, SHE network.


The Autumn school aimed to establish a creative and interactive space for researchers and practitioners within the field of school-based health education and promotion. It focused on sharing, exchanging and critically discussing issues related to conducting and communicating research in schools, and systematically documenting and communicating practice-based experience.


The course addressed and critically discussed current discourses in health education and health promotion research. There was a particular focus on research methodologies and ethical considerations when doing research in schools, systematic documentation of practice, and effective communication of both research findings and practice-based cases.

Learning materials

The following documents were presented by experts in the field of school-based health promotion and health education at the 2013 SHE autumn school:


The references are for articles and chapters in books that supplement the information in the above learning materials.


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