Please see this note from the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE)
Minister Tehan is responding to the trauma experienced by families due to bushfires, flood, and the corona virus in the 2019-2020 period and the foreseeable future. Particular Federal Government interest in this area arose out of significant community impact during and post the summer fires and moreover, the effects on children’s mental health and well-being heightened levels of anxiety and little ability to cope with minimal or no continuing education support. Minister Tehan has been advised of research that has established that the effects of emotional, socio-psychological, intellectual and cultural trauma can impact on\the ability of young children to learn and perform well academically, both immediately following the trauma and over a long period of time. He hopes this will be recognized in ITE programs so that teachers are better prepared to address this contemporary and future demand in working with school students.
An open-ended survey tool has been forwarded to all Schools of Education to monitor how this is addressed in our programs.
The data will be collated and reported in a manner that captures current practices as well as aspirant practices that are in the planning phases.