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EXC530 - Promoting Student Wellbeing

Offering information:

Pipelining from 2014 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in E455 prior to 2007; in D344 from 2005; in D389 from 2005; and currently enrolled D347 students only)
Unit chair:C Stonehouse
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: EEH530
Contact hours: 1 hour class and 1 x 2 hour seminar (G),
1 x 2 hour class and 2 x 4 hour seminars (B)

Content

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

Assessment

Task 1: A written assignment that reviews a selected area of adolescent health and wellbeing issue, as well as a review of relevant school based intervention literature (50%).
Task 2: A group presentation based on assignment and school experience (50%).

 

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$755$604$2380$2535

* 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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