About this course
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- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
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Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Currently enrolled students
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- Articulate the concepts, key works, scholars, and developments that have influenced the field of positive psychology
- Evaluate the contextual relevance and implications of wellbeing conceptualisations
- Translate positive psychology and wellbeing-related research into personal and professional contexts
- Critically evaluate methods of research, evaluation, and practice employed in positive psychology, positive education and the wellbeing sciences
- Develop ethically sensitive approaches to improve wellbeing for individuals, groups, and communities
- Analyse factors that impact sustainable behaviour and systems change
- Demonstrate reflective practice regarding learning and professional application.
This course develops the following generic skills:
- Problem solving skills that are creative, innovative and solution focused
- Analytical skills and the ability to construct and articulate logical arguments
- Collaborative and teamwork skills through working with fellow students
- Ability to critically investigate, revise and review new ideas and approaches
- Effective organisational and planning skills
- Application of behaviour change methods
- Ability to gather, interpret, and distinguish relevant supporting scientific evidence and data.
On completion of this course, graduates should be:
- Academically excellent: Graduates will develop evidence-based knowledge of wellbeing science and its application within educational settings. They will demonstrate a high level of achievement in writing, problem solving, and communication. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
- Knowledgeable across disciplines: Graduates will critically examine, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across multiple disciplines relevant to wellbeing. They will expand their interdisciplinary analytical and cognitive skills through a variety of learning experiences and collaborative learning processes, with a set of flexible and transferable skills relevant to a diverse range of employment opportunities.
- Leaders in communities: Graduates will be prepared for leadership roles in relevant context and will be resourced to initiate constructive change with individuals and groups. They will demonstrate awareness of their personal strengths and areas of professional competence, as well as their limitations and competency boundaries.
- Attuned to cultural diversity: Graduates will have a clear recognition and respect for the perspectives and needs of individuals and groups from diverse cultural background. Graduates will be well-informed and resourceful citizens who strive to meet the needs of a wide range of groups in contextually appropriate ways.
- Aware global citizens: Graduates will value pro-social activities and will demonstrate a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics. They will recognise that wellbeing science provides an important mechanism for empowering people and mitigating the adverse effects of inequity and disadvantage.
Last updated: 12 November 2022