This unit of study addresses issues of wellbeing in the context of educational settings. The focus of the unit is to investigate the factors that contribute to the ability of individuals, groups and organisations to flourish. The unit will draw on a range of research findings from the discipline of Positive Psychology (Seligman et al.) and examine their applications in educational settings. The unit will offer participants the opportunity to explore a range of topics contributing to wellbeing including resilience, flow, positive emotions, happiness, self-esteem and self-efficacy, beliefs as self-fulfilling prophecies, the pitfalls of perfectionism, goal setting and the use of character strengths. Students will explore these themes in practical ways related to their own educational contexts.
EED6001 - Contemporary Issues in Education and Training
|1.||Interpret and apply concepts on positive education;|
|2.||Advocate for the establishment of curriculum that enhances wellbeing and a meaningful life for learners and teachers;|
|3.||Critically review the link between self-concordant goals and character strengths;|
|4.||Inquire into teacher effectiveness and the impact of teacher beliefs on student learning;|
|5.||Investigate the components of resilience and the factors that impact on learners in educational contexts;|
|6.||Critically reflect on resilience and its impact on an individual's personal and professional life; and|
|7.||Design and conduct an action research project within the field of positive education.|
|Report||Written report on action research project within the field of positive education||60%|
|Presentation||Presentation of action research project||10%|
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