Module Code
Module Title
Module Synopsis
In this course, students engage in service-learning in schools with the aim of promoting the development of their knowledge, skills and experience in the area of wellbeing, while making a meaningful contribution to schools’ wellbeing provision. Students participate in lectures and discussions through which they are introduced to different conceptualizations of wellbeing and become familiar with approaches taken to wellbeing in schools. The reasons for the increasing prominence of wellbeing in schools’ discourses and practices, and the definition and measurement of wellbeing, are considered. Students will critically analyse the concept of wellbeing and to become sensitive to the problems associated with both the concept and the approaches schools take to wellbeing. This is followed by service-learning activities in schools. Students are guided by school-based and university supervisors. A wide range of activities are possible, depending on what is appropriate to the context of the school, including planning wellbeing initiatives, working with school personnel to deliver wellbeing programmes, data collection and analysis, and presenting insights into wellbeing provision to the school. Students are assessed based on their direct engagement in service-learning, and through reflective activities, including the development of an individual service-learning portfolio. This may include details of planning, the content of any programmes or courses developed and/or delivered and, most importantly, the integration of academic and experiential learning, and critical reflections on their developing understanding of wellbeing in school settings. Students are also assessed by means of a group presentation on the service-learning they have undertaken.