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(B, G, W)
|Unit chair:||D Marshall|
D Marshall (B), L Harrison (G), D Ollis (W)
Students must be enrolled in course E359
3 hours per week
Student wellbeing has increasingly become a central focus for schools, and current policy frameworks state that it is a responsibility of every classroom teacher. The aim of this compulsory unit is to develop students’ understanding of some of the issues that impact on student well-being, the contemporary policy contexts related to this area and the implications for their practice. Students will be expected to identify current education initiatives, including state policies together with national and global initiatives. In addition, the unit will prepare students for professional experience in this area. These aims fit within the Physical, Personal and Social Learning Strand of the new Victorian Essential Learnings Standards and are relevant to learning across the four domains of Health and Physical Education, Interpersonal Development, Personal Learning and Civics and Citizenship.
Assessment Task 1a): Group presentation: Students will give a group presentation addressing a health and student wellbeing issue relevant to a primary school setting. The team presentation should go for approximately an hour and it should include a discussion of relevant research, policies, school-based practices and issues. As part of the presentation students should also teach the class an introductory year 5/6 lesson on the issue. Prior to the presentation, each group must submit a copy of the lesson plan, plus lesson outlines for two other lessons in order to reflect sequencing. (40%) (equivalent to 1800 words).
Assessment Task 1b): Self and peer assessments: Students must submit a self-assessment of their own presentation as well as one peer assessment for every other group presentation (10%) (equivalent to 200 words).
Assessment Task 2: Research paper on school-based experience: Students are required to select one health and student wellbeing issue and write an essay about how this issue was addressed at the school where they spend their Professional Experience in schools. This essay must engage with relevant literature addressing the issue (2000 words, 50%).
You may not do the same topic for Task 1 and Task 2. Because of the activities included as part of the workshops and the breadth of material covered in this unit it is important for students to come prepared to all workshops, which includes having completed the set readings. If you are unable to attend any workshop please email the Unit Chair explaining your absence as soon as possible.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.