Student Wellbeing: Current Approaches

Subject EDUC90258 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time 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.


For students not enrolled in the Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) the permission of the course coordinator Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) is required in order to enrol in this subject.



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Non Allowed Subjects:

This subject cannot be undertaken by students who have completed the PGDES(SW)

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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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.

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.

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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:

  • 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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