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Wellbeing, Motivation and Performance (EDUC10057)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeEDUC10057
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject explores the science of the factors that enable individuals to operate at the peak of their potential; including how to participate in more engaging activities, how to live healthier, be more resilient, have more satisfying relationships and lead more productive and fulfilling lives.

The subject will explore teachable skills and pathways for cultivating wellbeing. Students will be exposed to a variety of disciplines including psychology, social science, education, philosophy, sports science, sociology, and organisational science.

Students will learn about the historical and philosophical views of a life-well lived; the paradigm shift from problem-focused to strengths-based approaches; and the evolution of the view of the human, from passive stimulus-response beings to active, self-directed agents.

Students will apply interventions that have been evaluated using the scientific method to increase their own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of those around them.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Gain an interdisciplinary view of wellbeing.
  • Think of ways this knowledge can be used to educate communities and society.
  • Distinguish between problem-focused versus strengths-based approaches in education.
  • Create innovative exercises deigned to apply this knowledge through practice.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will able to:

  • expand analytical and cognitive skills through developing ways to apply research to education.
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning through exposure to theoretical frameworks across disciplines.
  • be well-informed citizens able to contribute wherever they choose to live and work through knowledge of how to increase well-being and in turn, performance outcomes in their communities.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

Summer Term only

  • Wellbeing Intervention. 1500 words. Due at the end of the assessment period. 40%.
  • Quiz based on lectures. Equivalent to 1000 words. Throughout the intensive period. 20%.
  • Assignment on wellbeing theories and general research methods. 1500 words. Due at the end of the teaching period. 40%.

Hurdle requirement: Attendance at a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Semester 1 only

  • Wellbeing Intervention. 1500 words. Due end of semester. 40%.
  • Fortnightly quiz response on lectures. Equivalent to 1000 words. From Week 1 to Week 12. 20%.
  • Assignment on wellbeing theories and general research methods. 1500 words. Due mid semester. 40%.

Hurdle requirement: Attendance at a minimum of 80% of all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorGavin Slemp
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date28 January 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete readings and experiential exercises that will be provided via LMS.
    Teaching period 4 February 2019 to 15 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date29 January 2019
    Census date 8 February 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 February 2019
    Assessment period ends26 February 2019

    Summer Term contact information

  • Semester 1
    CoordinatorRachel Colla
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period students will be required to complete readings and experiential exercises that will be provided via LMS.
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019