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Adolescent Family and Community Health (EDN451)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: UA4-internal
Description This unit provides an understanding of adolescent health and development. It shows how, by understanding the interplay of the emotional, social and physical development of young people and their families, teachers can enhance students' learning in the secondary years. Identifying skills to support students that both respect diversity and varied learning styles, interests and needs, as they navigate through this stage of development can enhance student wellbeing, self-actualisation and promote community connectedness
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit students will be able to;
1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the physical, intellectual development and characteristics of students in the stages of adolescent development, and how these may affect learning (GS1.1)
2. Recognise particular family characteristics and circumstances that may present challenges for children, families and teachers during the adolescent stage of development (GS 1.1,1.2)
3. Create, integrate and provide an evidenced-based rationale for learning activities that reflect an advanced understanding of the physical and intellectual development and characteristics of students, and how these may affect learning (GS 4.3).
4. Demonstrate specific skills for communicating with families in a range of ways; and identify some of the ethical issues inherent in working with families (GS 7.3).
5. Understand relevant policy and practice in regard to legislative, administrative and teacher requirements that support adolescent safety and wellbeing (GS 4.4, 7.2.)
6. Understand strategies for effective communication with parents, students and school support systems (GS 7.3, 7.4).
Timetabled Learning Activities This unit will run in the summer period UA4. It will commence with online activities Monday 6 January followed by a 2 week Intensive Teaching Week commencing Monday 13 January and finishing Friday 24 January 2019. The unit concludes Friday 14 February 2020.
Unit Learning Experiences A series of lectures will provide theoretical content that will then be discussed further within the workshops. The workshop activities will provide opportunities for discussion and application of the policy & pedagogy for promoting the health of adolescents in families, communities and in schools.
Assessment There are 3 assessment components: 1. Report - School community project (30%) 2. Report - Adolescent Needs and Initiatives (40%) 3. Exam (30%)
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Bachelor of Education Secondary
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN446, EDN445 or EDN4451 may not enrol in this unit for credit
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Advanced Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Human Biology Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Chemistry Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Earth and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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