Course Title: Teacher Wellbeing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teacher Wellbeing

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2412

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Kathy Littlewood

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7806

Course Coordinator Email: kathy.littlewood@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.14


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

TCHE2625 The Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education TCHE2658 The Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education 


Course Description

In this course you will explore issues of teacher wellbeing by examining the social, emotional, physical and environmental factors that influence your work as a teacher. The course focuses on identifying and managing work related health and wellbeing. You will develop skills for challenging work -place situations such as handling conflict resolution, active listening, difficult questions, stress, anxiety, bullying and harassment, as well as working with parents and the public. The course will include investigation of legal and ethical considerations, policy implications and professional support related to planning for short-term and long-term wellbeing in your career.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

 Course Learning Outcomes AITSL Standards
 Examine and analyse teacher behaviours using theory-practice and professional understandings of teacher wellbeing 6.2, 7.4
 Critically analyse aspects of teacher work life and evaluate appropriate strategies and supports for managing workplace stress 7.2, 7.4
3 Apply professional ethical principles and relevant legislative, administrative and organisational processes for developing practical strategies in working with others in challenging workplace situations  3.5, 3.7, 4.3, 7.1 
4 Discuss and critically evaluate key components of teacher wellbeing to a range of stakeholders in broadening professional knowledge and practice6.3, 7.4

Program Learning Outcomes: In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

● Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner-focused, evidence-based teaching.

● Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.

● Communicate and engage professionally and ethically with students, colleagues, parents, carers and education stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

● Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

You will be provided with a list of recommended learning resources by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice. There are two assessment tasks

 Assessment Tasks Assessment of Course Outcomes Assessment of AITSL Standards
 Task 1. Analysis of Teacher Wellbeing Cases (50%) 2000 words 1, 2, 3 3.5, 3.7, 4.3, 7.1
 Task 2. Personal and Professional Teacher Wellbeing Plan (50%) 2000 words 2, 3, 46.2, 6.3, 7.4 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment