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Social and Emotional Learning

Overview of the unit

Unit code: EDU20014
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

Pre-service teachers explore theories of social and emotional development enabling children to build a sense of well-being and identity whilst also developing resilience. Pre-service teachers will get to know the major perspectives of understanding and supporting behaviour and explore how these relate to behavioural and educational theories and practices. They will gain an understanding of the role and practice of external agencies and professionals in supporting children, young people, teachers and families.

Content

Students who complete this unit will be able to:

  • Teach, plan, and assess and report on well-being including physical, social, spiritual and emotional aspects and curriculum content
  • Identify the impact situational, family, cultural, and environmental aspects have upon children’s well-being and resilience
  • Apply theories of social and emotional development and describe strategies that support students’ wellbeing and safety including school and legislative requirements
  • Apply appropriate theoretical frameworks and models for responding to a range of behaviours displayed in the learning environment, identifying strategies to support inclusive participation and engagement in classroom activities
  • Plan learning environments that adhere to positive models of behaviour management and include practical approaches to manage challenging behaviour
  • Describe a range of strategies for working effectively and ethically with families and external agencies

This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early childhood and Primary)