Educating for life: Student and lecturer perceptions of the implementation of a Social, Emotional and Physical Health (SEPH) framework across an undergraduate teaching program
Faculty of Regional Professional Studies
School of Regional Professional Studies Deans Office
In an ever-changing, demanding and complex world, social, health and wellbeing issues together with the impact of technologies, highlight the need for a holistic approach to teaching and learning - educating the 'whole person'. A Social, Emotional and Physical Health (SEPH) Framework was designed to supplement the pre-service curriculum in a Bachelor of Education Program at a regional university in Western Australia. Planned SEPH activities were implemented to varying degrees in all eight first year units of the Bachelor of Education degree in 2005. This paper analyses staff and student responses to a study of perceptions of the purpose, scope and benefits of the SEPH framework. The discussion focuses on the range of SEPH activities experienced by staff and students, a clarification of SEPH's purpose and scope, the perceived benefits and the development of a SEPH resource kit.