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DR JULIE ROBINSON - MON 6 MAY 2019

SUPPORTING LEARNING AND WELLBEING AMONG STUDENTS FROM IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE BACKGROUNDS

ALL STAFF IN EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY, MIDDLE, AND SECONDARY SCHOOL INCLUDING LEADERSHIP, WELLBEING COORDINATORS, COUNSELLORS, CLASSROOM TEACHERS, AND SUPPORT STAFF

PRESENTED BY DR JULIE ROBINSON, ADJUNCT STAFF, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY & SOCIAL WORK, FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

This workshop is intended for all school staff working with students or involved in planning, program or policy development for students from migrant or refugee backgrounds. It is ideal for a team to attend in order to promote site-wide strategies that support outcomes for students. The workshop will:

  • Provide an orientation to the changing landscape of refugee resettlement and voluntary immigration to Australia, common past experiences among students from these backgrounds, and the implications these have for students’ engagement, learning, wellbeing and behaviour at school
  • Engage participants in an experiential learning activity to promote understanding of “the refugee journey”
  • Introduce a tool that provides a framework for strategies to support engagement, learning and wellbeing among students from immigrant and refugee backgrounds
  • Guide school staff in using the tool to conduct an audit of the extent to which their school currently addresses each of the elements in this framework
  • Facilitate discussion about the other student groups that would benefit from policies and practices that addressed elements in the framework

Learning outcomes for this workshop include increased capacity to support participation by linguistically and culturally diverse students through:

  • An increased appreciation of the ways in which the past experiences of refugee and immigrant children and their families can affect their current school participation
  • A tool that facilitates reflection on the extent to which current school policies and practices are responsive to the strengths and needs of students from refugee and immigrant backgrounds
  • A self-assessment of each school‘s accomplishments and areas for possible improvement in recognising these strengths and meeting these needs

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Event Properties

Event Date 06/05/2019 9:00 am
Event End Date 06/05/2019 3:30 pm
Register by 01/05/2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $150 GST INC
Location The Highway
$150.00


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