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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Investigates the concept of wellbeing in educational contexts, and the practice of schooling initiatives that support a well profession. The role of teachers and, specifically, the school leader, in enabling wellbeing is extensively explored and then applied to the school setting.

Unit content

Topic 1: What is wellbeing?
Topic 2: Historical constructs of wellbeing
Topic 3: Wellbeing in educational contexts
Topic 4: Exploring the impact of teacher and leader wellbeing on schooling outcomes
Topic 5: Planning a community approach to enabling wellbeing for all
Topic 6: Evaluating the impact of a wellbeing approach

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: , GA2: , GA3: , GA4: , GA5: , GA6: , GA7:
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Analyse the principles and concept of wellbeing and apply to educational contexts.
2 Demonstrate the link between the theory and practice of educational wellbeing and the role of the teacher in enabling student wellbeing and better learning outcomes.
3 Demonstrate the ability to lead a wellbeing initiative in an educational setting by working collaboratively with a team through the planning and implementation of a group project.
4 Use peer evaluation to review the impact of the wellbeing project for students, parents, teachers or school leaders.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse the principles and concept of wellbeing and apply to educational contexts.
    • GA4:
  2. Demonstrate the link between the theory and practice of educational wellbeing and the role of the teacher in enabling student wellbeing and better learning outcomes.
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. Demonstrate the ability to lead a wellbeing initiative in an educational setting by working collaboratively with a team through the planning and implementation of a group project.
    • GA5:
    • GA6:
  4. Use peer evaluation to review the impact of the wellbeing project for students, parents, teachers or school leaders.
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.