MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

Western Australia: ‘Next Practice For Pastoral Care And Student Wellbeing In Schools - Is Your School Ready?’

The ever-increasing evidence that the school environment plays a crucial role in the social and emotional competence and wellbeing of young people, has similarly raised the community’s expectations of what schools ‘should’ be providing for the pastoral care of its students. Pastoral care to address student wellbeing is not merely a complementary practice, it is policy and practices fully integrated in the curriculum and structural organisation of the school to meet the personal, social and academic needs of students (and staff).

This presentation will interrogate current evidence related to developing supportive processes for students, teachers and schools; shaping teaching and learning; encouraging dialogue with the students; developing partnerships with other services within the community; shaping the school organisation, ethos, and environment; and developing tools for evaluating pastoral care. Strategies to help schools monitor school / student progress in pastoral care, especially as it relates to students’ developmental needs and school transitions will also be examined.

About Donna

Donna Cross is a Winthrop Professor with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia and the Telethon Kids Institute. She has been awarded over $13m in national and state competitive grants. This funding has supported 52 applied research intervention programs to address child and adolescent health issues related to mental health, injury control, drug use control, and school and community-based interventions to reduce bullying (including cyberbullying) and aggression. She currently leads seven 3-5 year research projects aiming to prevent bullying, cyberbullying and associated mental health harms among Australian children and adolescents. In 2012, Donna received the award in 2012 for WA Australian of the Year for her services to children’s health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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