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The subject will provide Master of Teaching students an opportunity to practice, and reflect on, a range of interpersonal and professional skills relevant to their role in promoting student wellbeing and creating supportive and safe learning environments at a classroom and whole school level.
Current research is used to inform critical analysis of contemporary student wellbeing policies, models, and practices, and to examine associated issues such as the teacher-student relationship, social and emotional learning, behaviour management, school-home partnerships and staff wellbeing.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Use an evidence base to articulate the relationship between safe and supportive learning environments, student social and emotional wellbeing and academic learning.
- Critically appraise contemporary frameworks and models for the promotion of student wellbeing, and understand their implications for school policy and practice.
- Purposefully use a range of supportive, assertive and negotiation skills to interact with students, parents and colleagues to achieve positive educational outcomes for all students.
- Critically analyse the impact of organizational structures and school culture on student and staff wellbeing and organisational health.
- Understand the importance of strong home-school partnerships in promoting student learning and wellbeing and have knowledge of ways to contribute to the development of those partnerships.
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 2 December 2019