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 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 1 - 2021

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2021

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55% 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: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Some resources are no longer available via the links provided online
Recommendation
Check currency of resources on Moodle and update links as required.
Action Taken
A thorough review was undertaken to check the currency of resources on Moodle, and updates were made to ensure the most up-to-date content was made available.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Inconsistency between portfolio tasks and the portfolio template
Recommendation
Update Reflective Portfolio assessment description and template to ensure consistency.
Action Taken
A review was completed to check the Portfolio assessments against the template and marking sheet to ensure consistency and remove errors.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Video materials need updating, especially the video tutorials
Recommendation
Continue to develop new video content.
Action Taken
Where possible, videos have been updated to ensure relevancy; however, SnapShots are still in-date and match the content within the guide.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Would like the unit to have a textbook or printable study guide
Recommendation
Asses the feasibility of developing a textbook to be used from 2020.
Action Taken
A textbook has been created for students to download and print. This is now located on Moodle.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Some students would like the option of studying the unit on campus.
Recommendation
Offer more online sessions via Zoom. (Unfortunately, there are not enough students to be able to offer the unit on campus.)
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Lecturer/Student feedback
Feedback
Some links on the unit Moodle site are out of date.
Recommendation
Conduct pre-term checks to identify and update any broken links, and ask students to report any issues they encounter.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Students have indicated a preference for videos rather than audio files (such as Ingrid Poulson ABC radio interview).
Recommendation
Research TED talks that relate to the unit content and can be used to replace audio files on the unit Moodle site.
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