EDUC204-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Promoting Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and Health

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

This course will explore ways in which well-being, resilience, and positive developmental trajectories may be promoted from infancy through adolescence. Current research and theoretical models will be used to explore a number of critical issues related to health and well-being in a New Zealand context from developmental, educational, and positive psychology perspectives.

EDUC204 integrates key theories and evidence-based research within developmental, educational, and positive psychology. What is well-being? What is resilience? How do children and adolescents cope? And how might they thrive? This course explores these thought-provoking questions (and more!) by exploring a variety of educational contexts from the classroom to informal learning environments. EDUC204 takes a holistic perspective to identify supportive conditions that promote academic achievement and personal well-being in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world.

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the foundational tenets of resilience, positive youth development, and strength-based theories.
2. Students will apply the core concepts of developmental, educational and positive psychology to the promotion of well-being and health.
3. Students will demonstrate understanding of the basic principles for evaluating evidence-based literature.
4. Students will demonstrate an emerging understanding of the multidimensional and complex nature of developmental, educational and positive psychology processes that contribute to well-being and health.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Pre-requisites

30 points in EDUC or
PSYC, or
permission of the Head of School

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Rehua 529 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 529 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Veronica O'Toole

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
"Small Win" Wellbeing Project 21 Aug 2020 45%
Five Forum Discussion Posts 10% Term 3: 17.07.20 ; 24.07.20 ; 31.07.20 Term 4: 11.09.20 ; 18.09.20
Improving Wellbeing Intervention Proposal 16 Oct 2020 45%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDUC204 Occurrences

  • EDUC204-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020
  • EDUC204-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)