Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores the impact of early childhood trauma on learning. The transdisciplinary approach draws from multiple perspectives and includes current research, pedagogies and practices informing the provision of trauma informed education.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline learning activities which apply the module knowledge to case studies and draw on a multidisciplinary approach. Discussion forums, research literature and podcasts. Research literature and module activities, synchronous zoom tutorials

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Draw on current theoretical knowledge of early traumatic experience to reflect critically on the implications for student learning and professional practice
02. Examine the principles that underpin trauma informed education and determine how those principles may inform pedagogy and learning for students who have experienced trauma.
03. Apply indigenous perspectives and understandings of the impact of generational trauma, to the education of students from traumatic backgrounds
04. Develop research skills to justify and interpret theoretical perspectives and current research in trauma informed education.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Twelve 5.00 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.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Journal based on critical reflection throughout module learning. (approx. 1500 words) (approx. 1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1

Practice Dadirri based on a case study. Arts based response with exorgesis. 2 part assessment: (approx. 1500 words equivalent) Part A: An arts based interpretation of the online case study narrative Part B: Written explanation of the key ideas expressed in part A

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO3

Action research project, reflect on and modify an approach to trauma informed education (Approximately 3000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4