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ESP703 - Student Welfare and Discipline Issues

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Spicer




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Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit investigates the issues related to student welfare, wellbeing and discipline, in both generalised education and special education populations. Topics to be covered include mental health issues (including childhood and adolescent bipolar and depression, and schizophrenia); homosexual bullying; strengths of students with special needs (rather than the traditional deficit model); supporting students with behavioural syndromes (ADHD; ODD and Conduct Disorder) and teacher welfare and wellbeing.


1. Analysis of case study, 50%. Students will be provided with a range of real (but de-identified) case studies. Selecting one to focus on, students will discuss a range of elements previously identified in weekly topics. 3000 words.

2. Research Study, 50%. Students will be assisted in creating their own research question to guide a small research study. 3000 words.


Completion and documentation of 2 days of professional development relating to the Practicum Case Study.

Students who fail a hurdle requirement will be ineligible for a Pass Conceded grade for that unit and will receive a result of no more than 44% for that unit, waived under special consideration arrangements.

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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