Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Rosemary Bennett


This unit explores the complex nature of learners' health, wellbeing and social learning from the perspectives of the pre-service learners themselves and through an examination of the role that primary schools play in working to promote children's health and wellbeing. Students explore factors that shape health, wellbeing and social learning. They engage with current public health, wellbeing and curriculum policy and apply their understandings to school program development.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. discuss key concepts and definitions related to their own and young children's health, wellbeing and social learning
  2. identify and analyse key factors that contribute to their own and children's health
  3. demonstrate an understanding of socio-cultural, socio-emotional and ecological perspectives on health and wellbeing
  4. explain the role that schools play in promoting health and wellbeing within contemporary public health, wellbeing and education policy
  5. demonstrate an understanding of how social and emotional health status impacts upon themselves and young people, and plan school-based programs that draw from contemporary health-promoting school programs and curriculum frameworks.


School health and wellbeing program rationale (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
School health program evaluation (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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