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ECP712 - Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:L Wishart



Must be enrolled in course E760.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour weekly practical plus 1 x 2 hour seminar


*offered intensively at Burwood (Melbourne).

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit explores the theories and related issues in the promotion of well-being through health, movement and physical education 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 critically examine theory, practice and relevant curriculum and regulatory frameworks and apply these to programs that enhance the social, physical and emotional health and well-being of children in the early years. In evaluating and designing programs students will critically explore the context for learning in early childhood and primary health education, including an examination 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 (one local and one international) 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

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.

Prescribed texts

Meldrum, K. & Peters, J. (2012). Learning to teach health and physical education - The student, the teacher and the curriculum, Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.

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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