SKIL40016 - Positive Learning for University

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Positive Learning for University introduces you to a variety of concepts through the framework of Positive Psychology. Techniques will be taught to: enhance clarity and identify personal meaning and values; increase optimism through changes in thinking; consider how gratitude and mindfulness improve personal well-being; identify personal strengths; provide opportunities to develop positive relationships; improve communication skills; and integrate healthy living to ensure a healthy environment for study. Through a mixture of theory, practical activities and reflection, you will demonstrate how personal attitudes and ways of thinking affect your learning, and you will consider solutions to the challenges that may be encountered in higher education. Additionally, in order to navigate an online world, you will be introduced to a number of technology platforms that will further support your learning and assist you to demonstrate understanding of concepts using technology.

Details

Level Non-award
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2019 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 Non-award 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 Quiz(zes) 10%
2. Portfolio 20%
3. Portfolio 40%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 30%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% 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 Evaluation Lecturer Reflections
Feedback
Instructions in the technology worksheets need to be reviewed to check they are up-to-date
Recommendation
Review worksheets to check for consistency and make required changes
Action Taken
Some of the technology requirements have been removed and therefore the broken links were also removed.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Questions in assessment items may repeat themselves.
Recommendation
Lecturer to review assessment items and individual questions to check for clarity and consistency.
Action Taken
These have been checked and some questions modified for increased clarity. A template has been developed to assist the students to complete the two Reflective Portfolios.
Source: CQUniversity Policy and reflection on Unit
Feedback
Indigenisation of the Curriculum
Recommendation
Identify Indigenous leaders from the field of Positive Psychology and include them in the recommended readings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self-reflection on Unit contents
Feedback
Enhanced support for students undertaking this unit
Recommendation
Increase follow up with students who identify as having an access plan or self-identify as being vulnerable
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Feedback from students
Feedback
Identify positive outcomes for students
Recommendation
Testimonials from past students will be featured on the Moodle site.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Non-attendance at planned sessions
Feedback
Low participation in Zoom sessions
Recommendation
Vary times of sessions or do a survey early in the term to find the most suitable time for the majority of students
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluations
Feedback
Navigation difficulties with the Moodle site
Recommendation
Ascertain where the problems lie by working with students, and see if there is a way to resolve this issue by investigating the visual aspects of using handheld devices or changing the colour palette.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. identify the key principles that underpin Positive Psychology
  2. apply positive strategies and techniques to enhance learning and personal success
  3. reflect on how Positive Psychology concepts affect learning
  4. navigate online technologies to promote engagement and share knowledge
  5. apply Positive Psychology concepts to real life contexts

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - Portfolio
4 - Practical and Written Assessment