Details for Well-being and Engagement

Well-being and Engagement is designed to help Teacher Education Students learn how to be pastorally responsive to their students, in order to create safe and supportive classrooms where there is a maximum of time spent on learning. The course serves to equip beginning teachers to understand their students as people, and what helps them learn in the mix of relationships in the classroom. This extends into an exploration of workable classroom routines that maximise learning. Consideration of clear expectations about personal and group conduct is part of exploring classroom routines, such that timely, consistent and fair responses to challenging behaviour is also introduced within the context of the Christian or alternate school context.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU235
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Fyson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Well-being and Engagement

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

Well-being and Engagement is designed to help Teacher Education Students learn how to be pastorally responsive to their students, in order to create safe and supportive classrooms where there is a maximum of time spent on learning. The course serves to equip beginning teachers to understand their students as people, and what helps them learn in the mix of relationships in the classroom. This extends into an exploration of workable classroom routines that maximise learning. Consideration of clear expectations about personal and group conduct is part of exploring classroom routines, such that timely, consistent and fair responses to challenging behaviour is also introduced within the context of the Christian or alternate school context.

Outcomes

  1. Identify current rationales for safety and respect in the classroom and identify legislative frameworks and teaching strategies that support inclusive participation and engagement of students across the full range of abilities and providing explicit strategies to support students’ wellbeing and safety- legally and educationally - in a range of school contexts.
  2. Describe and explain how practical approaches such as giving students clear, just and timely expectations and feedback about individual and group conduct, promotes inclusive participation for students across the full range of abilities and supports their wellbeing and safety.
  3. Understand how the relevant legislative, administrative and organizational policies, including codes of ethics and conduct, impact school policies and procedures and inform classroom practice. Develop knowledge and understandings of practical approaches to managing students, including involving parents / carers, so that classrooms are safe and supportive learning environments.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive 

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Critical Reflections (20%)
  • Minor Essay (30%)
  • Major Project (50%)