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ECP712 - Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, G, X) Trimester 2 (G, X) and Trimester 3 (B, G*)

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:L Wishart

Must be enrolled in course E760.

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


*offered intensively on the Burwood campus.

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit explores the theories and related issues in the promotion of well-being through health and movement in early childhood and primary education. The unit will provide an overview of the theories of development in the early years, with an emphasis on health and well-being issues at this stage of the life span. The unit is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to examine theory and practice and apply these to programs that enhance the social, physical and emotional health and well-being of children in the early years. In developing programs students will critically explore the context for learning in early childhood and primary education, including a critical exploration of the roles of the learner, family, community and teacher.


Task 1 40% Evaluation Report Students will critically evaluate examples of health and wellness programs in early childhood settings, schools and/or the wider community. Through comparison and contrast of two existing programs students will critically analyse and review the rationale, structure, philosophy and pedagogical approaches to teaching health and wellness taking into account the broader sociocultural, health and policy context from which the programs arise.


Task 2 60% Resource Development Project and Online Journal

Task 2 Part A – Resource Development Project (50%) Students will be required to design for a selected target group a resource, project or program plan, for an early childhood or primary school setting related to children’s social, physical, emotional health and wellbeing. For example this could be a project, unit of work, website, wiki, or program plan.

Task 2 Part B - Online Journal (10%) The on-line journal is a personal learning space used to discuss in more depth selected subject matter of interest and extend student enquiry related to children’s social, physical, emotional health and wellbeing in early childhood and/or primary education.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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