Trauma-Responsive Education

Professional learning for professionals working with children and adolescents, including teachers, early childhood educators, and humanitarian workers

Held on 23rd & 24th November, 4 – 5.30pm AEST
Online via Zoom

AITSL developments outcomes

About this Seminar

The professional development seminar enables participants to effectively respond to the learning needs of trauma-impacted children and create safe and trusting learning environments for all. The session covers a key theme events, experiences and effects of trauma. 

Australia Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Standards:

  • Standard 1: Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 4: Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments




Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen

Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen

Senior Lecturer

Dr Tebeje Molla Mekonnen is a senior lecturer in the School of Education at Deakin University. Tebeje holds degrees in history education (Bahir Dar University, 2004), curriculum (Addis Ababa University, 2007), sociology of education (Aarhus University, 2009) and sociology (Monash University, 2013).

Tebeje has established a research program that focuses on understanding educational inequality and policy responses at systemic (national) and institutional (universities and schools) levels.

After he had completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Deakin, Tebeje was awarded Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA, 2019-2021). The DECRA project (2019-2022) focused on educational experiences and outcomes of African heritage youth from refugee backgorunds.

Tebeje leads the Graduate Certificate in Trauma-Responsive Education

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