25 November 2021

'Implementing Trauma Informed Pedagogy through Student Centred Practice in Schools'

Presented by:

  • Dr Elspeth McInnes AM, Associate Professor of Sociology in Education;
  • Associate Professor Victoria Whitington, Dean of Programs, Education Futures;
  • Mr Dave Pascoe, Deputy Principal Elizabeth Vale Primary School;
  • Ms Maria La Pietra, Founding Director, Specialised Assistance School for Youth Doctoral Candidate

Associate Professors Elspeth McInnes and Victoria Whitington will introduce the session with a briefing on their work researching strategies to develop cultures of wellbeing in primary schools and the evidence on key factors influencing success.

They will be followed by school leaders from the primary and secondary school sectors who have pursued a focus on trauma informed pedagogy, practice and learning design in the schools they lead

Dave Pascoe will focus on Elizabeth Vale Primary School’s fundamentals of Trauma Informed Practice in Primary schools and the importance of a whole school approach.

Maria La Pietra will focus on how a whole school can embed a youth centered approach to building trauma informed relationships that promote wellbeing and learning.

The session will conclude with audience questions and panel discussion.

A copy of The Wellbeing Classroom As A Whole School Approach, Impact Evaluation - April 2020 can be downloaded here.

Developing a 'classroom as community' approach to supporting young children's wellbeing can also be accessed here.


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