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Resilience and Relationships (EDUC90900)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online and On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90900
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
Semester 2 - On Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject will support participants to develop further skills in promoting student wellbeing and creating supportive and safe learning environments at a classroom and whole school level. Current research will be used to understand what teachers can do to support the social and emotional learning of their students, and how to implement school-wide approaches that foster student resilience and respectful relationships across all partners in the education process.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, participants will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • use an evidence base to articulate the relationship between safe and supportive learning environments, student social and emotional wellbeing, and engagement in learning;
  • critically appraise contemporary frameworks and curricula for the promotion of positive relationships and student wellbeing, and understand their implications for school policy and teacher practice;
  • critically analyse the impact of school culture on student and staff wellbeing and identify evidence-informed approaches to building a positive learning environment;

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, participants will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to

  • Engage confidently in the promotion of student wellbeing and effectively address barriers to student learning and wellbeing at the classroom and school level;
  • Lead and promote effective, ethical and respectful relationships with all involved in the learning community;
  • Effectively engage students, parents, community members, and professional colleagues to support student learning and development;
  • Critically evaluate approaches to student resilience and relationships at a class, school and system level; and
  • Collaborate effectively to ensure that equity, participation and democracy are manifested in learning and teaching and organizational processes.

Last updated: 28 August 2019