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EEH531 - Promoting Student Wellbeing

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Claire Stonehouse





Incompatible with:

EEH530, EXC530

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


Student wellbeing has increasingly become a central focus for schools, and currently policy frameworks state that student wellbeing is a responsibility of every classroom teacher. This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of young people and their wellbeing, contemporary policy contexts, as well as skills in developing supportive classroom strategies and practices. On completion of the unit students should be able to:

  • understand a range of contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform understandings of young people and their health and wellbeing issues/needs
  • understand the complex and multiple factors that contribute to young people's health and wellbeing status
  • understand the broad role that schools play in young people's lives
  • understand the role that schools can have in promoting and enhancing the health and wellbeing of young people
  • understand contemporary frameworks that shape current school based interventions and practices in the field of adolescent health and wellbeing
  • understand their role as a classroom teacher in the promotion of wellbeing
  • develop and implement strategies at the classroom level that contribute to the promotion of wellbeing
  • develop helping skills and networking/referral skills
  • critically engage with the broad area of adolescent health promotion


Case Study: Written case study of a student wellbeing issue, developed from a review of literature and student research, 50%


Group Presentation: Group presentation of student wellbeing promotion strategies, 50%

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