DALE (Dynamic Alternative Learning Environment) and DALE Young Parents are a part of St Philip's Christian College, which provides an alternative education environment to students diagnosed with mental health disorders, and to young parents wanting to continue their education.
The SPCC DALE team aims to determine whether implementing the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model across their five campuses’ learning environments will promote and improve engagement for students with mental health challenges – including social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.
Research to date indicates that disengagement for this cohort of learners is disproportionately high. The research team will work with teachers to implement CPS and gather data on student engagement. The project’s larger goal is to verify the efficacy of the model with a view to its potential impact for all learners.