This paper describes the use of a personal and professional approach to pre-service teacher education that allows trainee teachers to focus on their own wellbeing as well as how they might improve the wellbeing of their future students. ‘Concepts of Wellbeing’ was taught to all Bachelor of Education students and included a wellness curriculum, Social and Emotional Learning, and embedded transformative assessment. Mixed methods evaluation research was used to determine student perceptions of the impact on their learning and wellbeing. The main themes that emerged were that assessment was transformative and seen as important to the student’s learning; and that students’ social connectedness was improved from the interactive nature of the experiential curriculum. This has additional benefits of facilitating student transition to both the academic and social aspects of university life
Health Education in Teacher Education: Evaluation of Learning Design with Embedded Personal Wellness Learning and Assessment Focus.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 36(10).