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EDX4350 Welfare and Wellbeing in Education

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


This course develops your awareness of the nature of risk and the protective factors that impact children’s social and emotional wellbeing and mental health. Children are being challenged to live with complexity, uncertainty and diversity, more than ever before, and an increasing number are showing signs of distress and trauma. You will learn how to respond to children showing signs of distress, in particular distress related to bullying or cyberbullying, with the aim of being able to play a crucial role in promoting the welfare and wellbeing of your students and local communities.

In this course you will participate in a range of learning activities that develop your knowledge of warning signs of mental health problems and/or illness, and the curriculum and pedagogical approaches you can employ to promote wellbeing. You will investigate trauma-informed learning and develop your awareness of the signs of domestic and family violence; and awareness and understanding of the prevention of child sexual abuse. You will be introduced to a health promotion model that will allow you will explore practical and innovative ways to promote health-enhancing cultures in your classrooms. You will also have opportunity to reflectively explore the implications of teacher wellbeing and health in learning communities.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 24 September 2023