PSYC20039 - Inter-disciplinary and Cross-cultural Approaches to Wellbeing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The concept of wellbeing is central to Positive Psychology and it has been explored across many disciplines, cultures and spiritual traditions. In this unit, you will take a critical approach to cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and spiritual theories and research on wellbeing. Through this exploration you will develop a holistic understanding of wellbeing concepts and practices. You will gain an understanding of how wellbeing is determined in different cultural and spiritual settings and across a range of academic disciplines and the implications for Positive Psychology.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2021

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation 35%
3. Creative work 35%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 30.77% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student Unit and Teacher Evaluation responses
Feedback
A number of students valued the autonomy to choose a culture and spiritual tradition to explore for their assessments, but two students reported feeling overwhelmed with the breadth of information covered in the assessments.
Recommendation
The assessment pieces will continue to allow students to choose their own areas of interest to explore. The Unit Coordinator will evaluate the assessments to see whether the scope of what is covered could be refined.
Action Taken
This recommendation was implemented. The Unit Coordinator refined the unit content so that the assessment material was more streamlined.
Source: Student Unit and Teacher Evaluation responses
Feedback
Many students indicated that the assessments and unit content supported their goals for applying what they learned here to their existing or future work and business plans.
Recommendation
The assessment pieces will continue to provide opportunities for practical skills in interviewing, visual and audio storytelling, and creative mapping of different perspectives.
Action Taken
The assessments were retained to provide opportunities for practical skills in conversing with others, audio and visual storytelling and creative mapping of different perspectives.
Source: Student Unit and Teacher Evaluation responses
Feedback
Some students suggested the Zoom tutorials be increased in frequency.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator will consider additional opportunities to increase the online contact between students whilst balancing the needs of students who like frequent contact and those who prefer independent learning with support when needed.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator reviewed the tutorial frequency and retained the same number of tutorials, but included further opportunities for student contact with the Unit Coordinator (e.g., frequent Moodle discussion board contact) and fellow students (e.g., inclusion of group work components in assessments).
Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated the verbal, videoed assessment feedback, finding it a safe and supportive way to gain detailed feedback.
Recommendation
Continue to use this format to provide feedback.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluation
Feedback
Students found the content engaging and relevant, as well as stretching them to develop new insights and deeper knowledge.
Recommendation
Continue to refine the material to engage students learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluation
Feedback
Most students enjoyed the opportunity to speak with another student as part of the first assessment.
Recommendation
Maintain the inclusion of working with another student in the first assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle Have Your Say evaluation
Feedback
A student suggested that the assessment on spirituality/religion and wellbeing include an option to explore a different aspect of culture rather than religion.
Recommendation
Review the assessment to explore including another option/s for what students can cover/explore in this assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate wellbeing theories, research and practices in different disciplinary, spiritual and cultural systems
  2. Apply knowledge of different approaches to wellbeing to generate comprehensive, holistic models of wellbeing
  3. Apply communication skills to translate complex knowledge and ideas about wellbeing to a variety of audiences.


Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Creative work
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2 - Presentation
3 - Creative work
1 - Written Assessment