Building Resilient Teachers and Schools
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At the completion of this course you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of teacher resilience drawing on theory and empirical research;
- Understand the role of school leaders in enhancing resilience for themselves and the school community;
- Critically evaluate and synthesise research regarding teacher resilience;
- Apply theory and research to address real-world situations and own experiences;
- Describe evidence-informed approaches for building resilience in school contexts; and
- Critically reflect on your learning in light of your own experiences.
- This course is delivered in six modules.
- Module 1 Resilience: An Introduction
- Module 2 Teacher resilience: what is it and why does it matter?
- Module 3 Strategies to support teacher resilience
- Module 4 Personal resources to support teacher resilience
- Module 5 Teacher resilience: Context matters
- Module 6 Resilient leaders, resilient schools
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
Teacher resilience has been associated with teacher quality and positive outcomes for both educators and students. School leaders play a critical role in cultivating resilience for staff across the range of career phases and in leading resilient schools. This course focuses on the concept of resilience and why it is important for teachers and school leaders. Using understandings from theory and research, the course explores the influence of both individual and contextual factors in the resilience process along with strategies and practices that constrain and promote resilience. Drawing on theory and recent empirical research, the course will enable students to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the concept of resilience and the personal qualities and strategies that promote resilience for themselves and others. Further, the course enables students to understand how school contexts support resilience and the operational, relational and strategic implications for school policies and practices. Throughout the course students will have opportunity to reflect on key themes in relation to their own experiences, understand and apply learning to current and future situations.
Reflection 10% Essay 40%; Report 50%
- This assessment involves developing a vignette to illustrate a situation where teacher resilience is challenged, and then drawing on the literature to provide solutions and recommendations for school leaders. (50%)
- This assessment involves a reflection integrating learning with the research literature and real-life experiences. (10%)
- This assessment involves a critical response to one of three questions that address topics 2-4. (40%)
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