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ECP2200 Childhood Resilience and Wellbeing

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Enrolment is not permitted in ECP2200 if EDE4010 has been previously completed


A resilient child that has positive mental health, is social and emotionally well-adjusted and able to self-regulate, is better equipped in negotiating through their learning environments and daily lives. Along with parents, schools, and the early learning environment, the early childhood professional plays a critical role in creating safe spaces within which explicit learning opportunities for emotional regulation skills and positive relationships can be developed and modelled. There are many factors which impact on the resilience of today’s child. Authentic partnerships, relationships and interactions that occur with the child and key adults in a child’s life help shape their development, mental health and wellbeing.

This course assists early year's educators in developing a deeper awareness of the importance of resilient and self-regulated children. Early years educators will develop skills to identify the impact that ecological factors (eg risk and protective factors) have on a child's resiliency, social-emotional wellbeing and mental health. Contemporary literature, evidenced based research, and examples of early childhood pedagogy, and health promotion programs will be investigated to deepen students' knowledge of innovative strategies to support the social and emotional wellbeing and learning of young children.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022