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This subject engages students in a critical reflection on the promotion of student wellbeing in educational settings and the role of teachers and school staff in that process. The focus is on the application of advanced communication skills as part of a psycho-educational model of helping with a particular emphasis on goal-setting, strategy development and implementation in a range of educational contexts. The use of cognitive behavioural and solution focused approaches in educational settings are also explored.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Investigate and evaluate the application of a psycho-educational model of helping to self;
- Apply advanced helping skills related to goal-setting and strategy development and implementation in a range of educational interactions;
- Critically evaluate the relevance and efficacy of selected models of helping for educational practice;
- Demonstrate a commitment to ethical practice and critical reflection on the effectiveness of different interventions and relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
- Critical thinking and reasoning
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Self-reflection, career awareness and lifelong learning
Last updated: 10 February 2024