Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
During the pre-teaching period, students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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Admission to the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MC-APP).
Students who have not previously completed EDUC90787 Principles of Positive Psychology must complete EDUC90787 Principles of Positive Psychology as a corequisite.
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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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
CoordinatorProf Lea Waters
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will explore fundamental theories and frameworks from the fields of organisational behaviour and management together with new theories emerging in the fields of positive organisational behaviour and positive organisational scholarship. A key question posed is ‘How and why do people behave differently when they are in an organisational context?’ After exploring this question, a second key question posed is ‘How can we create virtuous organisations and lead in a way that facilitates wellbeing in our staff and society?’ Key social and identity processes that shape people’s behaviours will be examined. The work of Professor Kim Cameron has a strong influence in this subject and we will explore his Organizational Virtues Model, Positive Leadership Model and Positive Practises Model. You will also be introduced to Professor David Cooperider’s Appreciative Inquiry methodology. The subject will adopt a social-ecological approach. This subject explores the assumption that wellbeing does not only emanate from an individual’s mindsets and actions but is also contextual.
On completion of this subject, students should:
There are three assessmnet tasks
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.
Cameron, K. (2013). Practicing Positive Leadership: Tools and Techniques That Create Extraordinary Results: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Cooperrider, D. L., & Whitney, D. (2005). Appreciative inquiry: A positive revolution in change. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Master of Applied Positive Psychology |
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