The Social and Emotional Pedagogy course provides an educational pathway for teachers, leaders, and administrators in the extensive and diverse field of education. Course topics cover subjects that encompass both reactive and preventative strategies based on reliable research evidence and build teacher skills, avoiding ad hoc and instinct-led responses.
The Social and Emotional Pedagogy course includes topics on student behaviour, counselling skills, social and emotional pedagogy, emotional ecology, culturally responsive pedagogy, positive psychology, student mental health, interpersonal school relationships, teacher wellbeing and evidence-based interventions. Topics highlight the symbiotic relationship between learning and social and emotional wellbeing and emphasise teacher self-care and reflection.
The Social and Emotional Pedagogy course seeks to develop student skills to
- Apply knowledge of counselling skills in the classroom to develop helping responses.
- Design classroom strategies to facilitate positive student behaviour and interactions
- Enhance personal and professional development
- Undertake constructive conferences with parents and other stakeholders
- Develop a personal portfolio to facilitate self-care
Using case studies and reliable research, topics cover core developmental and age-related issues faced by school-aged students and outline common trends and recommendations that may be used by teachers to support students through difficult periods. Case studies will also cover pertinent classroom and school related issues commonly faced by teachers in their early years of teaching.