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Building Positive Education Communities (EDUC90807)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Off Campus and On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90807
May - Off Campus
May - On Campus
November - Off Campus
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This subject explores how positive psychology practitioners can initiate, implement and lead change across the workplace, learning institution, or broader community, and facilitate the development of an evidence base for demonstrating the impact of their strategies to ensure change is embedded. Models for exploring and implementing organisational change are introduced, and examples of larger scale policy models are explored. Students will use an action research model in their schools that will be informed by theories from positive organisational scholarship, positive organisational behaviour, and appreciative inquiry.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Apply a range of approaches to introducing, exploring and implementing organisational change in schools;
  • Apply the appreciate inquiry approach to facilitating discussion about organisational objectives and change;
  • Apply the role of practitioner research in building an evidence base for demonstrating impact;
  • Apply approaches to successful change management in education.

Generic skills

Graduates should develop the following generic skills:

  • Problem solving skills, including engaging with, researching and identifying strategies to solve unfamiliar problems and bring about change;
  • Analytical skills and the ability to construct and express logical arguments;
  • To learn to critically investigate, modify and adapt new ideas and approaches;
  • Plan effective work schedules and meet deadlines;
  • Verbal and written communication skills;
  • Change management skills;
  • Use of evidence and data.

Last updated: 21 September 2019