ACSA Webinars
Measuring student wellbeing 3

David Mezinec, Tenison Woods College

A transformative approach to wellbeing in schools

Tuesday 2 June 2020 7-8pm AEST

Presenter bio

This presentation considers "A Transformative Whole School Systems Approach to Wellbeing and Resilience, and what 'makes it stick' in a School Community. The presentation considers Tenison Woods College's journey of data driven implementation of Positive Education in partnership with South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the Life Buoyancy Institute (LBI) Foundation. The presentation also considers David Mezinec's PhD research through UniSA, "Positive Education in School Communities on Scale and Over Time. What Makes it Stick?"

This research explores the quantitative data from 3,520 surveys and the qualitative data from 33 focus group interviews of leaders, staff, students and parents in nine schools of the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors in two states of Australia. Session participants will gain an understanding of what these leading schools are doing to build the capacity of their school communities to activate the wellbeing, learning and life potential of students.


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

Why you should attend:

To understand how you address and measure whole school change in areas as school community wellbeing and resilience, where that measurement is in fact quite challenging.

What you will learn:
 The critical place of Positive Education in schools.
 How leading schools are achieving sustained impact.
 Practical strategies that work toward community wellbeing.
 The critical dimensions to whole school mobilisation.

AITSL Standards addressed:

1.2Understand how students learn
1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic  backgrounds
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
3.4 Select and use resources
3.5 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
3.7 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
4.1 Support student participation
4.3 Manage challenging behavior
4.4 Maintain student safety
5.4 Interpret student data
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities