Supporting Students at Risk of Disengagement (45 minutes)

Supporting Students at Risk of Disengagement (45 minutes)

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Lesson Summary

The number of students disengaging from school each year is increasing. In this course, we will develop a clear definition of what educational disengagement really is and uncover some of the misconceptions. We’ll support you to explore some of the causes and recognise some of the warning signs of disengagement. You will finish this course with strategies that can be applied to lower the risk of disengagement, and to support the re-engagement of your students.

You will learn:

  • How to recognise if a student is at risk of disengagement
  • What causes educational disengagement
  • Strategies that can be used to lower the risk of disengagement and to support students to re-engage

Course time:

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

Accreditation:

This course is mapped to the following Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL). Your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority.

  • 3.7.2 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
  • 4.4.2 Maintain student safety
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Course Content

Supporting Students at Risk of Disengagement

Supporting Students at Risk of Disengagement

01.
Introduction
02.
What do you know about educational disengagement?
03.
What is engagement?
04.
What is disengagement?
05.
Why do they disengage?
06.
Strategies to prevent further disengagement
07.
School belonging
08.
Interventions to cultivate student belonging
09.
Supporting students with low attendance
10.
Reflection
11.
Congratulations

Course Instructor

Megan Corcoran is a wellbeing consultant and Director at Wagtail Institute. She spent 12 years teaching and leading in alternative schools, working with young people who had experienced childhood trauma, often lived in out of home care and were experiencing disadvantage. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and teaches a Positive Psychology subject at Monash University. She is passionate about the wellbeing of students and staff in schools and loves sharing wellbeing science and trauma-informed practice with teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I log this PD with my State's teaching authority?

Yes! Our courses are mapped to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL), and your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority. To do this, grab your certificate of completion from your personal dashboard once the course is complete.

  • 3.7.2 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
  • 4.4.2 Maintain student safety

How long will this take to complete?

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

How does it work?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

Is this course accredited?

While this course is not accredited by state teaching authorities, it is mapped to the national Professional Standards for Teachers. This means that you can log this course with your state regulatory authority as elective PD hours.

3.7.2 Engage parents/carers in the educative process
4.4.2 Maintain student safety

Who are the instructors?

This course is designed in consultation with teachers, principals, psychologists, counsellors, scientists, and all manner of experts in the education field.

Cool.org's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum and best educational practice, so you can be sure your learning is at the cutting edge of education theory.

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