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Social and emotional development and wellbeing is directly connected to successful academic outcomes, strong relationships and school belonging. Teacher Candidates will develop skills to foster the collective and individual connections to people, place, culture and community that are central to wellbeing. This work is informed by multiple perspectives of and approaches to social and emotional wellbeing for children, families, and educators.
This subject references the Australian/Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Frameworks and Curricula. Policies and frameworks will help guide pedagogical and assessment practice decisions working within and across early years services and settings and in the early years of school. Teacher Candidates will deepen their understanding of the importance of wellbeing, examine and practice building social and emotional skills, and identify pathways for strengthening children’s capabilities of their own wellbeing and identity.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
- Describe and analyse contemporary educational research and theory in social and emotional development and wellbeing.
- Critically reflect independently and with colleagues on the development of their own social and emotional wellbeing capabilities and assess the implications for their work with children/ young people and communities.
- Analyse safe and supportive learning environments using knowledge of evidence-based approaches to promote social and emotional development and wellbeing.
- Illustrate the conditions, connections and relationships that lead to strong development and learning.
- Articulate the importance of working within regulatory frameworks governing to support children's social and emotional wellbeing.
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice.
- Critical and creative thinking.
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base.
- Reflection for continuous improvement.
- Linking theory and practice.
- Ethical and intercultural understanding.
Last updated: 10 February 2024