Short Courses

For Teachers – The Relational Aspect of Teaching

The Relational Aspect of Teaching course covers topics that will help educators gain an understanding about what causes loss of motivation and engagement for students, what hinders capacity to learn and what to do to promote cognitive and emotional health for best learning experience.

There are three processes involved in learning;

  1. a) Motivation b) Comprehension and c) coherence

With busy curriculum and high work demands the relational aspect of teaching can be easy to overlook, yet it’s an important factor for the teacher’s and student’s wellbeing.

The program combines psychology with teaching of unique relational skills that are often counter-intuitive, providing a holistic view of how behaviour is formed and how it’s possible to promote change.

Teachers awareness of psychological factors help the teacher create a conducive environment where creativity and effective learning occur. This is supported by research showing improved results in student’s learning outcome (Teven, Jason J.; McCroskey, James C. 1996).

Topics include: Causes and effects of trauma, what promotes healing, Emotional Intelligence in Education. Relational Skills (Please see core topics list below).

Teachers will come away from the course with better understanding about why students may behave the way they do and how they may contribute toward changing challenging behaviour.

nsw-government-logoCompleting The Relational Aspect of Teaching program will contribute 5 hours and 1.5 hours for the condensed version of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing standard 6:2:2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

For Students – Psychology and Essential Relational Skills                         

Grassroots Approach Program (GAP) for senior high school students is unique in its design, created to address the current social issues regarding relationships and mental health. Senior high school students are provided with a holistic psychological understanding about skills required for creating healthy work and lifelong family relationships.

Relationships have significant impact on our health and wellbeing. There is strong evidence that supports healthy couple relationships impact the next generation in becoming more resilient and contributing citizens of society. For this reason we recognize the need to address relational issues at grass root level, by teaching senior high school students the essential skills required for establishing and maintaining healthy lifelong relationships. Preventative measures now will help create a healthier society.

Grassroots Approach Programs (GAP) are taught in a relevant, contemporary and simple way, making it an essential and empowering skill for the students to apply in their everyday relationships.

For Parents – The Psychological Aspect of Parenting

Parents are often unaware of the extend of their influence on their child. This program informs and equips parents to effectively nurture their children to become caring, resilient and confident adults.

GAP will also equip parents with how to establish feeling of security and trust in their children from a very young age and gain an insight about different personality types. The topics covered in the program will provide parenting skills that promote optimal mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.

GAP will also equip parents with relational skills that are often counter-intuitive, empowering them to change the dynamics of any relationship they wish to improve.

Grassroots Approach Program Topics;

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • How our personalities and behaviour develop
  • The 3 phases of relationships
  • Essential Skills for committed lifelong relationships
  • Mindful living and its benefits
  • Deconstructing and reconstructing the meaning of Love and Happiness
  • Choosing a career
  • Financial Wisdom