The role of schools in supporting settlement: Focusing on wellbeing in migrant and refugee education.
The webinar will explore the role of schools in supporting settlement. Settlement can be described as the resumption of ordinary life (Kohli 2014) or the process of establishing yourself in a new country.
The OECD (2019) review of migrant education: Strength through Diversity: The Integration of Immigrants and Refugees in Education and Training Systems highlights the importance of supporting social and emotional wellbeing as best practice approaches to supporting migrant and refugee background students including building resilience, belonging and safety, and social networks.
This webinar will look at the ways we think about education for migrant and refugee students through a frame of supporting settlement and wellbeing.
The webinar will draw from MYAN national youth settlement guidelines to explore the way settlement support can be enacted through school curriculum.
Presentation will be facilitated by Mollie Daphne (PHD candidate Victoria University) and include participants from schools and community organisations.
Mollie Daphne is a VicTesol Committee member and previously held the EAL lead role in Catholic Education in Victoria. She is PHD candidate at Victoria University and currently teaches at a large Catholic secondary school in north west of Melbourne.