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In this unit, you will gain a deeper understanding of the concept of wellbeing in educational contexts. This unit explores the practice of schooling initiatives to support wellbeing and the role of teachers – specifically the school leader – in enabling wellbeing. The learning from this unit can be directly applied to the school setting. In this unit, you will cover:

  • What is wellbeing?
  • Historical constructs of wellbeing
  • Wellbeing in educational contexts
  • Exploring the impact of teacher and leader wellbeing on schooling outcomes
  • Planning a community approach to enabling wellbeing for all
  • Evaluating the impact of a wellbeing approach.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse the principles and concept of wellbeing and apply to educational contexts
  • Demonstrate the link between the theory and practice of educational wellbeing and the role of the teacher in enabling student wellbeing and better learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead a wellbeing initiative in an educational setting by working collaboratively with a team through the planning and implementation of a group project
  • Use peer evaluation to review the impact of the wellbeing project for students, parents, teachers or school leaders.


You are assessed according to the following three components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Report: 45%
  • Presentation: 50%
  • Discussion Board: 5%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Education.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.