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This subject explores the science of what enables individuals to operate at the peak of their potential, including the conditions that are thought to give rise to optimal motivation, emotional agility, resilience, and other factors that support wellbeing and performance.
The subject will explore skills and pathways for cultivating wellbeing while giving consideration to relevant individual differences and cultural factors. The content draws on a variety of disciplines, including psychology, education, philosophy, sports science, and organisational science, to enable students to apply this in their own context.
Students will learn about the historical and philosophical views of wellbeing, motivation, and performance; the paradigm shift from problem-focused to strengths-based approaches; and the evolution from individual- to system-level perspectives of what contributes to wellbeing.
Throughout the subject, students will design a personalised wellbeing intervention plan that is grounded in evidence-based practice, that they can apply in their own life.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Justify the selection of wellbeing models for specific contexts.
- Evaluate evidence-based practices that can influence wellbeing and motivation.
- Apply a critical lens to wellbeing science.
- Design an evidence-based wellbeing plan that can be applied in their context.
On completion of this subject, students will able to:
- Expand analytical skills through engaging deeply with the complexities of wellbeing, motivation, and performance science.
- Develop skills to apply theories and research to solve practical issues.
- Develop as critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning.
- Build relational and communication skills.
Last updated: 20 February 2024