Student Wellbeing: Current Approaches

Subject EDUC90258 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: This subject cannot be undertaken by students who have completed the PGDES(SW)
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Ms Elizabeth Freeman


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: A study of the historical, social and political context within which student wellbeing is understood; and the concepts, theories and evidence-bases directing approaches to promoting wellbeing in school settings.

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

  • Articulate an informed understanding of current debates, theory, research and frameworks that guide approaches to promoting student wellbeing in school settings;
  • Identify the relationship between student engagement and student wellbeing outcomes;
  • Critically analyse the impact of social policy and the historical, political and social contexts influencing approaches to the promotion of student wellbeing in school settings;
  • Critically reflect upon personal and organisational practices in the promotion of student wellbeing.
Assessment: Two assignments of 2,500 words or equivalent projects (each worth 50 per cent), one due in mid semester, the second due at the end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of this subject students, should be able to:
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of the changing knowledge base in the field of student wellbeing;
  • provide leadership in the field on the basis of advanced knowledge of the field;
  • evaluate and synthesize the research and professional literature in the field.
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Related Course(s): Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)

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