Negotiated Project in Student Wellbeing

Subject EDUC90254 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 2, 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

Parkville, on campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours research seminars.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours total commitment. 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.


You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject

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Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Helen Cahill, Ms Elizabeth Freeman


Education Student Centre

Subject Overview:

Students are required to negotiate a focus for a student wellbeing project. By completion of the prerequisite subject “Leading Change for Student Wellbeing”, students will have defined the broad area of student wellbeing in which they would like to develop a project. Each student will submit a project proposal (hurdle requirement) for approval by the beginning of the semester. Each student will be expected to undertake independent work on their negotiated project, act as a peer consultant to another student undertaking the subject and attend seminars focusing on relevant project methodologies, project progress and the development and presentation of formal project reports.


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

  • use action research to develop, implement and evaluate an improvement in an educational setting;
  • appropriately apply knowledge of interpersonal communication and problem solving, interpersonal behaviour, group dynamics and program development and evaluation to the change process in an educational setting;
  • use peer consultancy skills to support and challenge peers undertaking school improvement
  • critically reflect on personal effectiveness in a change agent role.

A reflective task of 2,000 words (20 per cent) and project reports equivalent to 8,000 words (80 per cent) due throughout the semester.

Hurdle requirement: Project Proposal 500 words

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

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

  • design, conduct and report original research;
  • demonstrate intellectual integrity and embrace the ethics of scholarship in an original research project;
  • work collaboratively with colleagues in school improvement initiatives that require teamwork;
  • manage time effectively in the conduct of self-directed project work;
  • report and disseminate project findings in effective oral and written presentations.
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Related Course(s): Master of Education (Student Wellbeing)

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