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.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesResearch and review current literature in the field of childhood developmental trauma, online lecture from expert in the field, problem solving scenarios. Access and analyse well-being frameworks, Case studies, Problem solving scenarios

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsEDU5ESA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Bullying interventions in Schools: six basic approaches

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorRigby, K.




ISBN1118362675, 9781118362679

Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse the causes and prevalence of wellness issues for students in schools and assess how they may influence learning
02. Analyse the influences that various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression and bullying may have on learning
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
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
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.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 22 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Assessment 2 A. Teacher's Zoom meeting

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 5.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment One : 2,500 words learning activities Learning activities, critical reflection and feedback.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assignment Two: 2.500 words Problem Solving Scenario Simulated teacher's meeting and written analysis

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5