SCHOOLS AND WELL-BEING

EDU5SAW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will explore issues related to well-being and school responsiveness. You will examine the topics of trauma, anxiety, depression and bullying to understand how complex personal and socio-cultural issues can impinge on wellness and learning. You will apply principles from various health promotion frameworks  to whole school approaches and classroom strategies to promote learning. You will examine how schools and individual teachers can take a proactive stance to improve well-being.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EDU5ESA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBullying interventions in Schools: six basic approachesPrescribedRigby, K. 2014Camberwell

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse the causes and prevalence of wellness issues for students in schools and assess how they may influence learning

Activities:
Research and review current literature in the field of childhood developmental trauma, online lecture from expert in the field, problem solving scenarios
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Analyse the influences that various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression and bullying may have on learning

Activities:
Analysis and evaluation of case studies, peer discussions. Apply in assignments 1A and 1B.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Explain and justify whole school approaches to mental health and well-being and model the role that critical reflection may have in classroom management

Activities:
Research and review current literature in the field of critical reflection, Case studies. Apply in assignments 1A and 1B.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Evaluate school policies, resources and processes to address the well-being needs of the students and to inform and propose future actions to improve school responsiveness

Activities:
Access and analyse well-being frameworks, Case studies, Problem solving scenarios. Apply in assignments 2A and 2B.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

05. Examine the principles that underpin relational agency in schools and classrooms and determine how those principles may inform pedagogy and learning for student who have experienced well-being issues.

Activities:
Research and review current literature in the field, Critique model meeting, Zoom teacher meeting. Apply in Assignment 2A and 2B.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 5.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 19
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week from week 19 to week 19 and delivered via online.
"Assessment 2 A. Teacher's Zoom meeting"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment One : 2,500 words learning activitiesLearning activities, critical reflection and feedback.50 01, 02, 03
Assignment Two: 2.500 words Problem Solving ScenarioSimulated teacher's meeting and written analysis50 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 5.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 40 - 40
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 40 to week 40 and delivered via online.
"Assessment 2 A. Teacher's Zoom meeting"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment One : 2,500 words learning activitiesLearning activities, critical reflection and feedback.50 01, 02, 03
Assignment Two: 2.500 words Problem Solving ScenarioSimulated teacher's meeting and written analysis50 03, 04, 05