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, including from the field of 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 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
Faculty 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)||26/10/2020||18/11/2020||21/12/2020||14/2/2021|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2019: $820.00||2019: $2,037.00||070199|
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Fully on-line with weekly readings and activities
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