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Should students have to meet a wellbeing standard to achieve their TCE?

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Cruickshank, V and Mainsbridge, C and Perry, D, Should students have to meet a wellbeing standard to achieve their TCE?, Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19), 6 September, Hobart (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Abstract

To achieve the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) students must meet 5 standards; focused on participation and achievement, future career/education plans, and competency in everyday English, mathematics and ICT skills (https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/students/qualifications/tasmanian-certificate-of-education-tce/). Achieving these standards is an important contributor to ensuring graduates can successful transition to their adult lives, and achieve their full potential while contributing positively to their community. Another factor that will contribute to a personís ability to achieve their full potential is their health and wellbeing. The health and wellbeing of the Tasmanian population is negatively affected by numerous health issues such as obesity and depression, that increase pressure on the health system and reduce work productivity. To better prepare graduates for looking after their future health we propose the addition of a health and wellbeing standard to the requirements of the TCE. This presentation will explore the need for this addition and discuss possibilities for its implementation.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:wellbeing, standard
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and Learning
Objective Field:Learner and Learning Achievement
UTAS Author:Cruickshank, V (Dr Vaughan Cruickshank)
UTAS Author:Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)
ID Code:134836
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-09-06
Last Modified:2019-09-16
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