Counselling Skills for Educators 1

Subject EDUC90628 (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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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 Desma Strong


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: A study of the educator's role in the promotion of student wellbeing; and student support issues, controversies and role boundaries; research on effective helping; a psycho-educational model of helping for educators; interpersonal communication and counselling - goals, assumptions and critique; personal values and professional accountability in helping in educational settings; selected psychological theories relevant to helping in educational settings.
Objectives: On completion of this subject students, should be able to:
  • participate in an informed way in debate about the educator's role in the promotion of student wellbeing;
  • demonstrate understanding of the theories, research and values underlying helping models used in education;
  • demonstrate increased intentionality and effectiveness in the use of interpersonal and counselling skills appropriate for educational settings;
  • demonstrate competence in a specific psycho-educational model of helping with a critical awareness of appropriate ethical practice and role boundaries for educators.
Assessment: One reflective task of 1,000 words (20 per cent) and one 4000 word assignment (80 per cent), due mid semester and 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
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)

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