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ESP437 - Teaching for Interpersonal Development

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Spicer



For students enrolled in courses E356, E359, D342, D347, and D389.

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week


This unit focuses on effective classroom practices for incorporating the teaching of social skills within a classroom and curriculum context and developing a positive and pro-social school and classroom culture. There is a strong emphasis on students developing their own social competencies as part of undertaking this unit. Teaching and assessment strategies to address the VELS standards for the domain of Interpersonal Development will also be explored. The unit identifies classroom issues and challenges in relation to students with negative or ineffective patterns of social behaviour and explores strategies for support. There is also a focus on the interpersonal dynamics of bullying/cyber bullying and approaches to its prevention and management.


Individual Task Portfolio (60%)

This individual assignment requires the student to complete a reading and reflection task, a task involving the application of specific classroom strategies and a small test completed in class time (Equivalent to 2000 words)

Group Skills Development and Analysis Task (40%)

This group task requires 3-4 students to work together to improve their group’s level of competence on specific social skills (Equivalent to 2000 words)


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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