Primary and Early Childhood

The Response Ability project provides free resources and support for universities and teacher educators.  All resources are evidence-based, Australian made and provided free of charge. 

The resources use a Problem Based Learning approach to explore the roles of teachers in promoting resilience and wellbeing and in responding to students who may have particular needs in regard to their mental health, feelings or behaviour.  

The content was developed collaboratively by teacher educators and health professionals, after extensive consultation with teacher educators throughout Australia.  The project team is guided by a Teacher Education Advisory Group including academic representation from several higher education institutions.

Early Childhood and Primary Resource (2007)

This is a slimline CD-ROM and DVD package that presents seven films and over 100 optional tutorial activities for use by lecturers and tutors.

Two case studies relate to pre-school children, one explores the transition to the first year of formal schooling, and two others deal with issues arising for primary-school aged students.  Two additional documentary-style films and their accompanying units of work explore important aspects of resilience, student-teacher relationships and the creation of supportive learning environments.




Requesting Resources

Universities and teacher educators can obtain copies of the Response Ability multi-media materials by contacting the project team.  We will also let you know if we are aware of any colleagues at your campus who may be using the resource. 

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