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Across the country and the world, schools and teachers are establishing strategies and educational practices for re-entry into schools whilst managing the possible continuing impacts of the pandemic. In this seminar Dr Tom Brunzell, Director of Education for Berry Street and an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education, will share his research and practice approach on the ways educators can proactively prepare for the “new normal” by learning trauma-informed strategies especially aimed at increasing engagement with learning.
Trauma-informed strategies recognise that experiences of prolonged, elevated stress or trauma can have a deep and profound impact on all aspects of a young person’s life. Research has shown that when teachers implement trauma-informed strategies, a student’s academic and wellbeing outcomes increase. Alongside quantitative evidence, qualitative research exploring students’ own voices demonstrates ways they are effectively applying trauma-informed wellbeing strategies inside and outside the classroom and that students with histories of educational disruption are increasing engagement with learning.
While the strategies established through this research have prioritised students on the margins of their school communities, Dr Brunzell will also share findings that suggest all students benefit when all school staff members collaboratively work towards a consistent implementation of a trauma-informed practice.
Melbourne Climate Futures invites you to attend this virtual panel discussion exploring recent Australian and international learning about strategies for building just and resilient zero-carbon regions and communities. The conversation will focus on sharpening understanding of key policy and research priorities for accelerating just transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
The webinar, which marks the launch of the new Melbourne Climate Futures discussion paper, Building prosperous, just and resilient zero-carbon regions by John Wiseman and Linda Wollersheim, will be chaired by author and MCF Senior Research Fellow Professor John Wiseman and will include discussion with leading Australian just transition researchers, activists and policy makers.