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This course draws on the work and attachment-informed practice of Yarra Me School in Melbourne and builds on the model of attachment training and research carried out by Bath Spa University.
Learn about the origins of attachment theory. Explore the four styles of attachment and their characteristics.
Assessment for Learning
Learn the definitions of the different types of attachment disorder. Explore related and co-occurring difficulties, and the impact on learning in the classroom. Create three student focused SMART goals to start putting your learning into practice in the classroom.
Explore a range of adjustments for working with each type of attachment style and the process of personalising learning. Be aware of your own reactions to challenging behaviour and how to respond to challenging incidents. Understand the importance of a whole school approach to supporting students with different attachment styles, and attachment disorders.
View real video examples that illustrate the needs of the individual, the interventions implemented and their resulting progress.
On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Outline the concept of attachment theory
- Describe the different attachment styles
- Explain why attachment is an important concept and what the theory enables us to do
- Outline the criteria for attachment disorders and their characteristics
- Describe related and co-occurring difficulties
- Outline the impact of attachment difficulties on learning
- Explain the idea of the school as a secure base
- Implement strategies for working with each type of attachment style and understand the power of relationships
- Reflect on their own reactions to challenging behaviour and understand how to respond to challenging incidents
- Explain the importance of a whole school approach to supporting students with different attachment styles, and attachment disorders
- Set SMART goals and implement strategies to improve outcomes
- Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn,
- Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning,
- Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments,
- Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning,
- Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
- Leading teaching and learning,
- Developing self and others,
- Leading improvement, innovation and change
The program is delivered Online as a self-paced course
Enrolment is open as an Expression of Interest. Successful candidates will be contacted and sent a link to the Online Training Australia course platform.