Module Information

Module Identifier
EDM2320
Module Title
Emotional Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Academic Year
2022/2023
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Presentation and Analytical Commentary  A presentation for educational professionals in student’s own context, focused on supporting emotional and mental health and wellbeing. An analytical commentary to support the presentation, anchoring it in relevant theoretical sources, research evidence and policy documentation. 4000 Words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation and Analytical Commentary  A presentation for educational professionals in student’s own context, focused on supporting emotional and mental health and wellbeing. An analytical commentary to support the presentation, anchoring it in relevant theoretical sources, research evidence and policy documentation. 4000 Words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically evaluate a range of theories that apply to issues of wellbeing within education and the inter-relationships that impact negatively upon children’s wellbeing.

Critically examine current legislation, policy and practice concerning models of health and wellbeing, happiness, resilience and children’s rights, and the research evidence base that supports them, using selected international models as comparative, contextual frameworks.

Critically examine the international research on emotional health, mental health and well-being to gain multiple perspectives.

Critically evaluate a range of early interventions in relation to the promotion and protection of child / adolescent mental health and wellbeing, whilst also assessing the evidence concerning the efficacy of a range of preventative measures.

Critically evaluate and (where appropriate) apply their knowledge of the theories and international evidence (relating to emotional health, mental health and wellbeing) to their personal /professional context.

Brief description

This module will focus on emotional health, mental health and wellbeing in educational settings. It will critically examine the international research on emotional health, mental health and well-being to explore the evidence base from multiple perspectives and from different contexts. Students will examine factors which impact on emotional health, mental health and wellbeing, and will critically evaluate a range of early interventions in relation to the promotion and protection of child / adolescent mental health and wellbeing, whilst also exploring the international evidence concerning the efficacy of a range of preventative measures. The module will enable students to extend, deepen, evaluate and (where appropriate) apply their knowledge of theory and research relating to emotional health, mental health and wellbeing to their personal /professional contexts.

Aims

This module aims to critically examine the international research on emotional health, mental health and well-being to explore this evidence base from multiple perspectives and from different contexts. The module aims to extend and deepen students' knowledge, understanding but also will also allow students to appraise different approaches to dealing with emotional health, mental health and wellbeing that could be applicable to their professional context or setting.

Content

  • The key national and international policies and conventions that support rights and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • The key emotional and wellbeing issues that are experienced by children and young people and the international research that surrounds them.
  • The biological, psychological and social factors associated with emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
  • The role of the educational professional in improving emotional health, mental health and wellbeing, and how this can be applied in the student’s own context.
  • Interventions and processes within schools, and the wider collaborative partnerships, used to support emotional and mental health and wellbeing.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level. All module content is intended to challenge students to reconsider what they think they know, to adopt critical mindsets and to be ready to adapt what they do, in light of the new knowledge and understanding they encounter during the module.
Students will be supported to build skills in relation to critical analysis and develop a critical appreciation of the evidence they have engaged with in order to conceptualise and apply the knowledge in this topic to their own practice, and to develop their own theories of action in relation to the topic.
Students will be introduced to, and expected to engage critically with, the core literature, evidence and techniques for enquiry in relation to the module topic. This is in order to demonstrate the appropriate application of research and scholarship in their own practice and their critical evaluation of the same, in order to arrive at an ever-deeper understanding of the topic as it applies to professionals.
Students will be encouraged to understand that there are no ‘right answers’ in their discipline and that effective professional practice involves making judicious decisions on their own account, using evidence to guide their choices and using reflection to evaluate them. In the course of their practice, students will be encouraged to ensure that their use of their growing knowledge base enables them not only to develop as professionals, but also to work with peers, learners, parents and carers,
And holders will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: - the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility - decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations - the independent learning ability required
A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice. Students will be assessed for their knowledge and critical awareness relating to the module topic. All students will be expected to relate this to their own practice.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7