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ESP703 - Student Welfare and Discipline Issues

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Claire Spicer

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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.

Assessment

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.

HURDLE REQUIREMENTS FOR E744SP STUDENTS ONLY

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.

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