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Positive Communities and Organisations (EDUC20074)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEDUC20074
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students will explore how theories on wellbeing, ethics and virtues are being applied to education settings, workplaces and communities.

Students will investigate key questions such as: What are the building blocks of lasting wellbeing in youth and adulthood? What are the ways wellbeing skills can be learned? What are the issues to consider? How can workplaces foster wellbeing in employees and assist their local communities to thrive?

Students will present case studies on how wellbeing insights are being taught and applied in school, organisation or community settings; understand the role of wellbeing and virtues with respect to both subjective and objective outcomes; and consider implications of cross-cultural issues as well as trends in wellbeing policy.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Understand the impact of wellbeing on health, social outcomes and achievement.
  • Develop ways the skills of wellbeing can be taught in education settings.
  • Understand the role of strengths-based versus deficit-based teaching approaches.
  • Explore the role of corporations needing to be virtuous, ethical and socially responsible.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students will able to:

  • initiate and implement constructive change in their communities through knowledge of innovative methods and tools to teach wellbeing skills.
  • engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs and the relationship between wellbeing and performance outcomes.
  • expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning that draws on multiple disciplines, including education, psychology, and business.

Last updated: 10 August 2019