Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are a sensitive area of discussion, both for the learner and the instructor. In this regard, teaching the topic should be approached while keeping in mind the feelings of students, which will most likely be discomfort, in order to facilitate learning. Since different learners have personal preferences, the strategies will encompass this instance. Also, the instructional strategies for the education program that targets teenagers between the ages of 15 years and 24 years will include both indirect and interactive instruction strategies as discussed further below:
For the correspondents who are inclined towards the arts, that is, they prefer engaging in drama, poetry writing, song composition among others, they can provide their personal form of either of the styles mentioned above regarding gonorrhea. In this regard, they can explore the symptoms, causes, and treatments options available.
In this regard, students who prefer scientific measures and calculations can engage in interactive learning through some programs such as the ‘Cost of having sex.’ This takes the format of a calculator in which case students are required to input values regarding their personal views about STIs, more specifically Gonorrhea. Once this is done, they are also provided different prevention methods that are available.
Once students complete either of the two options discussed above, they can form small groups and present their findings. This approach makes the process interesting, and a sensitive topic is made enjoyable.
The above strategies are important as they are formulated on the basis of learners’ interests as well interaction. In this case, learners will be able to relate to the instances provided, in accordance with the approach one learns best thereby enhancing learning and consequently, understanding of Gonorrhea epidemic among adolescents 15-24 years old.