In this unit the focus is on students in the pre-adolescent and adolescent years. In this unit you will develop further understandings about the ways in which educators create supportive learning environments that are responsive to students needs. In particular, you will identify strategies to promote positive wellness and mental health for yourself and for your students. You will articulate a developed understanding of the links between risk and protective factors, wellness and learning, and use examples from your environment and community to develop analytical and practical knowledge of the notion of wellbeing and mental, emotional and social health as a community concern. Throughout this unit you will reflect upon the ways in which learning and wellbeing are linked and how a learner’s individual, school and community experiences can impact on wellbeing. You will also consider your own wellbeing and explore enabling strategies that will support the efficacy of your own professional practice.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||50%|
|2. Written Assessment||50%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35.52% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
4.4 Maintain student safety
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.3 Engage with the parents/carers
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
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|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•|