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Performance, Potential and Development (EDUC10059)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeEDUC10059
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will enable students to explore the theory and evidence relating to high performance and optimal functioning across a variety of contexts. Students will reflect on their best possible performing selves by drawing on the academic literature and real-life experiences.

This subject will analyse and review teachable skills and pathways towards high performance. Students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines included, but not limited to psychology, education, social sciences, organisational behaviour and philosophy.

Though an experiential mode of learning, students will learn about a variety of theoretical and evidence-based underpinnings of performance, including growth mindset, self-regulation, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and acceptance based approaches, flow, emotions, resilience, failure, and goal setting.

Students can apply the evidence-based methods to increase their own performance and the performance of those around them.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Gain an interdisciplinary view of performance and potential
  • Identify ways this knowledge can be used to help themselves and the people around them
  • Apply evidence-based performance interventions to personal life and to others
  • Develop a critical perspective of the field, enabling an understanding of the strengths and limitations in performance models, research, and education
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in education and other contexts

Generic skills

This subject will assist students to develop the following set of transferable skills:

  • Resilience in dealing with set-backs and failure
  • Critical and analytical thinking about research and its application across a variety of contexts
  • Analytical and cognitive skills through developing ways to apply research to personal experiences, education, sport, and the workplace.
  • Creative thinking, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning through exposure to theoretical frameworks across disciplines.

Last updated: 11 October 2019