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.
August, 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.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours (3 day intensive delivery) |
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To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in PR-EDPOSED Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education). This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorDr Peggy Kern
Danielle Boardman, Program Coordinator
T: +61 3 9810 3237
F: +61 3 9810 3149
This subject introduces the science of positive psychology as it applies to education. The brain-science basis of positive psychology, including an introduction to neuroplasticity, will be explored and students are introduced to wellbeing theories as foundational concepts for their studies. The framework of positive emotions, engagements, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment will be used to structure the subject, with concepts such as resilience, hope theory, and gratitude being introduced to demonstrate asset-based approaches to helping young people learn.
Upon completion of this subject participants will be able to:
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Boniwell, I., (2008) Positive Psychology in a Nutshell, PWBC Publishing.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduates will develop the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/positiveeducation/|
Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Education) |
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