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Semester 1 - Online
Semester 1 - On Campus
Semester 2 - On Campus
Semester 2 - Online
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The subject will support participants to explore the development of educational policy and practice with regards to wellbeing. Students will learn to critically analyse research about creating supportive and safe learning environments at a classroom, institutional and systemic level. Current research is analysed to identify methods and trends in the study of wellbeing approaches such as social and emotional learning and positive education. Comparative and Evaluative tools are used to explore different contextual responses, including those developing in virtual and digital spaces, for fostering resilience and relationships across all partners in the education process.
Intended learning outcomes
On 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 engagement in learning
- Critically appraise contemporary frameworks and curricula for the promotion of positive relationships and student wellbeing, and understand their implications for different levels of policy and practice in education
- Critically analyse the impact of context and culture on student and staff wellbeing and identify evidence-informed approaches to building a positive learning environments.
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 in virtual and in person spaces 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
- Collaborate effectively to ensure that equity, participation and democracy are manifested in learning and teaching and organisational processes.
Last updated: 6 June 2023