Positive Psychology and Wellbeing Education PG (10325.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to identify and demonstrate understandings of:
1. Cultural and contextual issues impacting on student and staff wellbeing in educational settings;
2. Pedagogy and curriculum development for promoting student and staff resilience and wellbeing;
3. Remedial principles and practices for dealing with compromised student and staff resilience and wellbeing; and
4. Applying the above as whole-school programs and to educational settings in general.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Thomas Nielsen|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Intensive||Dr Thomas Nielsen|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Thomas Nielsen|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Intensive||Dr Thomas Nielsen|
There is no required textbook for this unit. All readings will be made available online. Some examples of additional, relevant readings are listed below:
Connell, S., Flen, J., Sykes, H., & Yencken, D. (2014). Young people and the environ- ment in Australia: Beliefs, knowledge, commitment and educational implications. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 30, 78–87. doi:10.1017/aee.2014.28
Mindfulness in Schools Project. (2017). About us. Retrieved October 25, 2017, from https://mindfulnessinschools.org/about/about-us/
Nielsen, T.W., & Ma, J. (2016). Investigating meaningful happiness and wellbeing in college students through a ‘curriculum of giving' outdoor education program. Inter- national Education Research, 4, 1–13. doi: 10.12735/ier.v4n2p01
Slemp, G.R., Chin, T., Kern, M.L., Siokou, C., Loton, D., Oades, L.G., ... Waters, L. (2017). Positive education in Australia: Practice, measurement, and future directions. In E. Frydenberg, A.J. Martin, & R.J. Collie (Eds.), Social and emotional learning in Australia and the Asia-Pacific (pp. 101–122). Singapore: Springer.
VIA Institute on Character. (2017). VIA character strengths in positive educa- tion (and children/youth). Retrieved 25 October, 2017, from https://http://www. viacharacter.org/www/Research/VIA-Character-Strengths-in-Positive-Education- and-Children-Youth
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Note that the University supported text matching software is URKUND, which is now available for this unit via Canvas. For further information, please see the description of how to use the URKUND tool in the UCLearn (Canvas) Staff Support site.
The use of URKUND is the default position of the University. Should a reason be put forward for deviation from this position, please discuss with ADE.
Students should be aware that submission of fraudulent documentation will have potential serious consequences including suspension and/or exclusion from the University and all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the ADE for investigation as a prescribed authority.
The workload requirements for this unit consist of a lecture (1 hour) and a workshop (2 hours) per week (equating to approximately 30 hours). The planning of the remaining 120 hours, making up the 150 hours for the semester, is the responsibility of each student, and should be divided between the reading of assigned papers and unit materials (e.g., approximately 30 hours), and working on assignment tasks (e.g., approximately 90 hours).
Activity in the face-to-face classes is required in order to demonstrate the achievement of understanding related to the learning outcomes in this unit (see section 2a).
Required IT skills
University of Canberra Entry level IT skills is sufficient.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Based on multi-disciplinary empirical evidence and research traditions, the theoretical foundations of this unit is based on Dr. Thomas Nielsen's research on identifying evidence-based principles and strategies from a wide variaty of values and wellbeing education initiatives across cultures and belief systems (see e.g. http://www.todayscience.org/ierarticle?paper_id=527300048 ).
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