Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
During the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete readings and experiential exercises that will be provided via LMS.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorDr Gavin Slemp, Ms Natalie Brain
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
February intensive availability contact, Natalie Brain
Semester 1 availability contact, Gavin Slemp
This subject explores the science of the factors that enable individuals to operate at the peak of their potential; including how to participate in more engaging activities, how to live healthier, be more resilient, have more satisfying relationships and lead more productive and fulfilling lives.
The subject will explore teachable skills and pathways for cultivating wellbeing. Students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including psychology, social science, education, philosophy, sports science, sociology, and organisational science.
Students will learn about the historical and philosophical views of a life-well lived; the paradigm shift from problem-focused to strengths-based approaches; and the evolution of the view of the human, from passive stimulus-response beings to active, self-directed agents.
Students will apply interventions that have been evaluated using the scientific method to increase their own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those around them.
There are two assessment tasks:
Intensive availability, due within a week of end of teaching
2500-word assignment on wellbeing theories and ways this knowledge can be used to educate communities and society, 65%
Intensive availability, due three weeks after the end of teaching
Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.
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Readings will be posted on the LMS.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will able to:
|Links to further information:||http://education.unimelb.edu.au/study_with_us/breadth/positive_individuals,_organisations_and_communities#wellbeing|
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Positive individuals, organisations and communities |
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