PSYC20040 - Wellbeing Initiatives: Local and Global Scales

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will examine and critique wellbeing and resilience initiatives, in small and large populations. Initiatives will include not-for-profit organisations, social innovation enterprises, local and state government projects, intentional communities and cooperatives, and global wellbeing and resilience movements. You will research and evaluate successful and unsuccessful city/urban, and rural-based initiatives, and apply that knowledge to design wellbeing initiatives for medium and large-scale applications.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
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 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online

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. Online resource/s 10%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Presentation 50%
4. Reflective Practice Assignment 10%

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

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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: Have Your Say.
Feedback
A request for the weekly material to be released in larger batches, rather than weekly.
Recommendation
The weekly material will now be released in 4 batches over the 12-week term.
Action Taken
At the beginning of the term, all weekly material up to Week 6 was released, and the remaining weeks (7 to 12) were released in Week 7.
Source: Have Your Say.
Feedback
A request was made to decrease the number of curated inclusions required in the first assignment.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator has decided that decreasing the number of curated inclusions required in the first assignment is warranted and this will be undertaken for 2019.
Action Taken
The number of curated inclusions was reduced from 20 to 10.
Source: Have Your Say and email.
Feedback
A number of students expressed positive feedback regarding the weekly content and the progressive assessments leading to the final major project.
Recommendation
The course content and iterative assessment structure will remain the same for 2019.
Action Taken
The content and assessment structure remained the same.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Creating a short film was a new skill for a number of students.
Recommendation
Include in the unit resources a tutorial specifically on how to include audio in Power Point.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Some students felt that tutorials should have more focus on unit content rather than assessments.
Recommendation
Include a tutorial using activities and exercises to explore unit content in small groups.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluations
Feedback
Students reflected that they enjoyed the opportunity to engage with real-world local and global issues.
Recommendation
Continue the focus on real-world issues through the unit content and assessments.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Research and critique multi-faceted local and international applications of wellbeing and resilience programs.
  2. Apply evidence-based research, and generic principles of wellbeing and resilience programs, to the design of small- to medium-scale, and multi-faceted, large-scale, wellbeing and resilience projects.
  3. Apply reflective practice principles for personal and professional development.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Online resource/s
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
4 - Reflective Practice Assignment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online resource/s
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Presentation
4 - Reflective Practice Assignment