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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Investigates the concept of wellbeing in educational contexts, and the practice of schooling initiatives that support a well profession. The role of teachers and, specifically, the school leader, in enabling wellbeing is extensively explored and then applied to the school setting.

Unit content

Topic 1: What is wellbeing?
Topic 2: Historical constructs of wellbeing
Topic 3: Wellbeing in educational contexts
Topic 4: Exploring the impact of teacher and leader wellbeing on schooling outcomes
Topic 5: Planning a community approach to enabling wellbeing for all
Topic 6: Evaluating the impact of a wellbeing approach

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Analyse the principles and concept of wellbeing and apply to educational contexts.Knowledge of a discipline
2Demonstrate the link between the theory and practice of educational wellbeing and the role of the teacher in enabling student wellbeing and better learning outcomes.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3Demonstrate the ability to design, plan and present a review of a wellbeing initiative in an educational setting.Lifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4Evaluate the potential impact of wellbeing initiatives for students, parents, teachers or school leaders.Knowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the principles and concept of wellbeing and apply to educational contexts.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. Demonstrate the link between the theory and practice of educational wellbeing and the role of the teacher in enabling student wellbeing and better learning outcomes.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design, plan and present a review of a wellbeing initiative in an educational setting.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Evaluate the potential impact of wellbeing initiatives for students, parents, teachers or school leaders.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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