Using online environments to build school staff capacity to address student wellbeing

Amy Barnes, N Pearce, Donna Cross, L Thomas, Phillip Slee

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    Teachers and school executive teams are often required to address health and wellbeing issues affecting students' learning - issues that may have traditionally been considered the domain of families. Limited time and resources for professional learning may lead teachers to feel they lack sufficient knowledge and skills to adequately address the challenges facing children and young people, and may ultimately lead to a school culture that does not (or students perceive that it does not) adequately care for students. Data from three longitudinal research projects forming part of a program of cyber-safety research suggest that the professional development of school staff can be enhanced with carefully developed and delivered online learning resources, though these have yet to be fully exploited.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMental Health and Wellbeing through Schools
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Way Forward
    PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317655053
    ISBN (Print)9780415745185
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2016


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