Social and Emotional Wellbeing in Contemporary Secondary School Contexts

Lecturer Nicole Brownlie outlines the compulsory Social and Emotional Wellbeing course for pre-service teachers


Nicole and her pre-service teachers explore the importance of the Social and Emotional Learning and Wellbeing course.

 

The Framework and the School Wellbeing Check

Pre-service teachers are supported by the Framework and the Hub's resources.

The Hub is a rich resource for pre-service teachers on a range of wellbeing topics. The Social and Emotional Wellbeing course includes modules on Bullying and Mental and Physical Health. Nicole outlines how the Framework and the Wellbeing Check are integrated into the course and her students' major assignment.

Explore two Modules from the course

Meet the pre-service teachers

Find out from this enthusiastic group of soon-to-be teachers why they've chosen to join the teaching profession.

Future teachers share the reasons they decided on a teaching career and outline how they hope to make a difference in the lives of students they will teach.

 

What pre-service teachers are saying...

"I encourage students to draw upon their own unique experiences and backgrounds…to highlight that difference is accepted and encouraged…and so students feel supported and safe within the classroom and foster positive relationships with others"

Emma, Student

 

"I need to be prepared for the unexpected…to ensure I support the students’ social and emotional wellbeing within the classroom…"

Ryan, Student

 

"For students to feel socially and emotionally well within the classroom, it's important that all students are supported according to their needs. The Australian Student Wellbeing Framework is a great starting point for teachers"

Louise, Student

 

"I want to be a teacher who...genuinely cares about [their] learning and welfare and provides students with a greater opportunity to succeed academically, emotionally and socially"

Sophie, Student

School placement assignment

Hear more about the major assignment in the Social and Emotional Wellbeing course.

Learn how students apply their knowledge of the course content, the Framework and the School Wellbeing Check to an analysis of their placement schools' approaches to wellbeing.

Students explore school wellbeing - Part 2

Pre-service teachers select an Element from the Framework to explore on their school placement.

As part of their major assignment, pre-service teachers use the School Wellbeing Check tool to highlight an Element from the Framework to explore their placement school's approach to wellbeing. They make recommendations for possible ways to strengthen areas of weakness.

Students explore school wellbeing - Part 1

Pre-service teachers select an Element from the Framework to explore on their school placement.

As part of their major assignment, pre-service teachers use the School Wellbeing Check tool to highlight an Element from the Framework to explore their placement school's approach to wellbeing. They make recommendations for possible ways to strengthen areas of weakness.

Why it's essential for teacher training education

Hear students talk about what they've gained from the Social and Emotional Wellbeing course.

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing course has equipped them to teach more effectively and to look after their own wellbeing.