Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 1-hour seminar weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1b Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1c Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1d Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1e Admission into MTPR-Master of Teaching (Primary)
1f Admission into MTS-Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1g Admission into BEDECSEBDS-B Education (Early Childhood & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1h Admission into BEDPRSEBDS-B Education (Primary R-7 & Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1i Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1j Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1k Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1l Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l))
Topic description
Students will undertake set readings; contribute to class discussions; identify available teaching resources and classroom/school practices; and work collaboratively to critically analyse case-studies related to the social and emotional determinants of positive mental health and wellbeing that impact upon diverse school communities.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • foster enquiry as an essential educational practice
  • develop students' knowledge, confidence and courage to intervene to enhance the ability of school communities to promote social and emotional wellbeing in diverse school contexts
Expected learning outcomes
On completing this topic students will be able to:

  • undertake informed identification of social and emotional determinants of wellbeing in diverse school contexts
  • work collaboratively with professional colleagues, parents and students to optimise social and emotional wellbeing in school communities
  • select and/or design of appropriate resources and intervention strategies for promoting social and emotional wellbeing in diverse school contexts
  • critically analyse, through reading, discussion and writing, ways in which structural, societal and individual factors impact upon the social and emotional wellbeing of members of school communities