1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
1 Admission into MEDEC-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
1a Admission into MDS-Master of Disability Studies
1b Admission into GCEWS-Graduate Certificate in Education
1c Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1d Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1e Admission into MEDGE-Master of Education (Gifted Education)
1f Admission into MEDIB-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)
1g Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1h Admission into MEDOS-Master of Education
1i Admission into MEDSA-Master of Education (Studies of Asia)
1j Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1k Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years]
1l Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1m Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1o Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1p Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1q Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1r Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1s Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1t Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1u Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1v Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1w Admission into GCEWM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1x Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1y Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
1z Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
2 Admission into MED-Master of Education
2a Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
2b Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
2c Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
2d Admission into GCWPMHE-Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
3 Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
3a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3b Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3c Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3d Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3e Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
4 108 units of study
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 or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y or 1z)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c or 3d or 3e) and 4))
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:

  • Engage in enquiry as an essential educational practice
  • Develop knowledge, confidence and courage to work to enhance the ability of diverse educational communities to promote positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Work collaboratively with professional colleagues, parents and young people to optimise mental health and wellbeing in educational communities
  • Engage in professional reflective practice
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically read, analyse and synthesise current theory, research and practice
  2. Critically analyse ways in which structural, societal and individual factors impact upon mental health and wellbeing
  3. Select and/or design appropriate resources and intervention strategies for promoting social and emotional wellbeing in diverse educational contexts
  4. Design, deliver, review feedback, and evaluate a small program of professional education to professional colleagues about promoting social and emotional wellbeing
  5. Critically reflect upon their own professional practices
  6. Demonstrate high standards of academic literacy

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.