ACSA Webinars
Measuring student wellbeing 1

Mathew White, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Education, University of Adelaide

Measuring student wellbeing- the nuts and bolts 

Tuesday 19 May 2020 7-8pm AEST 

    Presenter bio

With rising rates of depression and anxiety, schools are increasingly aware of wellbeing issues of students. Over the past decade, there has been growing interest in measuring wellbeing in schools and how this can inform professional practice and wellbeing initiatives. A significant challenge is there is no universally agreed definition of wellbeing. In this webinar, you will explore the advantages and limitations of measuring wellbeing in schools, various theories of wellbeing and the latest research.

By the end of the webinar, you will be able to:
• discuss the differences between evidence-based, research-informed and values-based wellbeing measurement
• be able to link wellbeing and learning interventions with wellbeing, goals, objectives and strategies and reflect on how the impact is measured
• discuss the ethical implications of measuring wellbeing
• use a process to evaluate the effects of wellbeing measurement.

In particular, we will examine the ethics of measurement, and case studies of whole-school approaches to measuring wellbeing from Australia and overseas.


(from this link you will have the option to register for this session alone or more than one in this topic)

AITSL Standards addressed
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
4.1 Support student participation
5.4 Interpret student data
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities