Teachers Mental Health : A Post-Graduate Course of Study Designed to Build Robust Teachers Mental Health Through Knowledge, Collegial Support, and Reflective Practice

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Phillips, Debra Joan. (2022). Teachers Mental Health : A Post-Graduate Course of Study Designed to Build Robust Teachers Mental Health Through Knowledge, Collegial Support, and Reflective Practice. The European Conference on Arts & Humanities 2022. Birkbeck, University of London 21 - 24 Jul 2022 United Kingdom: The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). pp. 55-60 https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1111.2022.5
AuthorsPhillips, Debra Joan
TypeConference paper
Abstract

There is a significant gap in post-graduate teacher education about strengthening teachers’ mental health. This paper outlines the theorising, the understandings and the processes in creating an Education post-graduate, specialisation course of study on teachers’ mental health. In particular, I draw attention to the relational nature of teaching and to the overlooked spiritual dimension of teaching with its links for a socially just future. Further, it proposes that the tandem of reflection about and reflective practice writing are beneficial tools for teachers. Reflecting, writing, and conjecturing possible strategies to understand the complexity of their role is an opportunity for teachers to develop different perspectives that encourage and foster professional relationships which can strengthen their mental health and teaching practice.

KeywordsReflective Practice; Autoethnography; Future; Spirituality; Writing; Teacher Mental Health
Year01 Jan 2022
PublisherThe International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
ISSN2188-1111
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-1111.2022.5
Web address (URL)https://papers.iafor.org/submission64133/
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Page range55-60
Web address (URL) of conference proceedingshttps://papers.iafor.org/proceedings/conference-proceedings-ECAH2022/
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Online21 Jul 2022
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Completed24 Jul 2022
Deposited01 Mar 2024
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