The importance of gratitude to enhance our social and emotional wellbeing has gained momentum in the past decade as a topic of research in a number of fields. In this unit you will critically reflect on the meaning and role of gratitude in education and its specific relevance to five main areas: teaching and learning; the research process; leadership; relationships; and wellbeing. Drawing on contemporary research in a number of fields, including positive psychology, you will be introduced to the theoretical and practical dimensions of gratitude as it relates to these areas and invited to engage in discussion as to its place in your context. You will be given then opportunity to reflect on your own gratitude, apply it to your learning of this unit and others you are studying, and to your research, teaching or leadership. An important aspect of this exploration is to critically examine the dilemmas and complexities of gratitude, as well as some of the cross-cultural differences. The unit gives teachers at all levels of education, from early childhood to university, as well as those working in the VET sector, an opportunity to strengthen their pedagogy through the theoretical and practical application of gratitude. It also gives those who are embarking on higher degree research opportunity to enhance their research skills and their relationship with their supervisors and fellow researchers.
|Unit name||Gratitude in Education|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
|Discipline||School of Education|
Dr Kerry Howells
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||30/10/2017||23/11/2017||22/12/2017||13/2/2018|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||070199|
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Fully on-line with weekly readings and activities
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