PSY6068 Engagement, Meaning, and Happiness in Learning and Teaching

Students flourish when they experience positive learning in educational settings. This course introduces various pedagogical strategies that promote positivity and effective learning within classrooms. Students will be engaged to devise pedagogical practices that target the development of students’ positive cognitions, positive emotions, and positive behaviors. The course will also introduce positive discipline in educational settings and discuss how it impacts on students’ behaviors. The course will draw on recent research evidence on positive psychology and positive education to deepen students’ understanding of learning and teaching in school settings. In this course, there will be a strong emphasis on making links between theory and practice with an objective to develop positivity in educational settings. The course will use a variety of learning and teaching methods, including lectures, case studies, in-class discussions, role plays, and online learning to achieve the learning outcomes.